DescriptionHaley J. Evetts. Charles Goodnight, Cowman & Plainsman. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1936, first edition. 485 pp. Frontis portrait illustrated by Harold Dow Bugbee, original beige cloth with title on front cover and spine, overall a fine copy.
Laid in is a letter from Haley to William Morrow a noted Texas collector dated May 6, 1947, thanking Morrow for his book suggestions and dealing with book dealer Kelleher. Reese Six - Score 53: "Best biography of a cowman ever written...Haley's beautifully written biography, perhaps his best book, is an ample vehicle for a mighty figure and is a classic of American biography." Tate Indians of Texas 2374: "Much information on Goodnight's earlier years as an 'Indian fighter' in northwestern Texas, and his association with Comanches, especially Quanah Parker." Howes H36, Adams Herd 960 and Six Guns 890. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 81. Also in Greene, Merrill, Dykes, Dobie, etc. A splendid work.
Haley, J. Evetts, A Texan Looks at Lyndon. Canyon, Texas: Palo Duro Press, 1964, special edition, presented in slipcase with original paperback edition, both signed by author. No. 16 of 50.
Laid in is a letter from Haley to J. P. Bryan dated April 13, 1971. Courtesy of Michael Heaston, Austin/J.P. Bryan,Houston. The high bid placed by via mail, fax, the Internet or telephone will be entered as the opening bid for the lot during the live portion of the silent auction.
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