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    J. Frank Dobie. The Longhorns. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1941. First edition, limited to 265 numbered copies of which this is number 227. Signed by the author and illustrator Tom Lea. 8vo, xxiii, 388 pages. Illustrated by Tom Lea and pictures. Indexed. Unopened leaves. Decorative leather over boards. Fore and bottom page edges are uncut. Slight scuffing and bumps to boards and spine; boards faded. Minor staining to front and rear endpapers. Leaves are tight and like new. In pictorial board slipcase marked "No. 227" in ink. Also the original advertising pamphlet; 16 pages.

    A chronicle of the longhorns of Texas and the cowboys who tended them. From the introduction of cattle by the Spanish conquistadors, through colonial times, and into the early twentieth century and the breed's near extinction. "One of the true classics of range cattle literature" (Reese, Six Score).

    References: Graff 1099. Adams, Herd 694. Howes D375. Six Score 33.


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