DescriptionJ. Marvin Hunter, compiler and editor. The Trail Drivers of Texas. Interesting sketches of Early Cowboys and their Experiences on the Range and on the Trail during the Days that tried Men's Souls - True Narratives related by Real Cow Punchers and Men who Fathered the Cattle Industry in Texas. San Antonio: Jackson Printing Co, 1920 & 1923. First edition. Two 8vo volumes. 498 pages; 496 pages. Illustrated with photographs. Index. Pictorial teal cloth with titles stamped in black on the front board and spine on Volume I. Pictorial green cloth with titles stamped in black on the front board and spine on Volume II. Plastic dust jacket on both. Inscribed by the original owner on front pastedown of Volume I. Housed in original slipcase. Pages are heavily toned throughout Volume I and lightly toned in Volume II. Moderate wear on spine and bumped corner of Volume II. Very good.
More Information: G. W. Saunders, president of the Old Trail Drivers' Association, commissioned this work. He requested from his membership of old trail drivers and cowboys to submit their reminiscences and adventures. Under the editing of Hunter, this work is the result. Over three hundred sketches are included, covering incidences on trail drives through Texas, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Wyoming. Ramon Adams calls this set "perhaps the most important single contribution to the history of cattle driving on the western trails."
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