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    "As Scarce as Psalm Singing Fancy House" -
    J. Frank Dobie

    Dennis Sheedy. The Autobiography of Dennis Sheedy. [Denver]: Privately published for the author, [1922]. First edition. Inscribed by the author to his granddaughter on the verso of the title page: "December 16 1922 / To Marie Jacqueline / Livingston / Presented by her loving / Grand Father / with love and best wishes / Dennis Sheedy". Octavo. [1]-60, [1 blank] pages. Photographic portrait of Sheedy used as frontispiece. Original leather binding with titles stamped in gilt on the front board. Leather worn at the edges and spine; modest foxing to the endpapers, else very good. Protected in a custom slipcase.

    "The Autobiography of Dennis scarce as psalm singing in "fancy houses". The item is not very important in the realm of range literature but it exemplifies the successful businessman that the judicious lawman of open ranges days frequently became." (J. Frank Dobie, Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory).

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