J. 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 [With:] Revised Volume I. San Antonio: Jackson Printing Co, 1920, 1923 and 1924. First edition of Volumes I and II; revised Volume I stated as second edition. Volume I signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Three octavo volumes. 498; [4], 3-496, [1]; revised Volume I, [4], 7-494, [1] pages. Illustrated with photographs. Index. Pictorial teal cloth with titles stamped in black on the front board and spine on Volume I and complete with dust jacket. Pictorial green cloth with titles stamped in black on the front board and spine on Volume II. Pictorial teal cloth with titles stamped in black on the front board and spine on revised Volume I. All volumes housed in a custom slipcase.

    Adams calls this "the most important single contribution to the history of cattle driving on the western trails." Jenkins called this compilation "the essential starting point for any study of Texas trail driving days". Walter Prescott Webb called it "Absolutely the best source there is on the cattle trail." Reese notes that "it has become common practice among book collectors to assemble the set of three volumes."

    Condition: Volume I: Given the poor quality of the original printing, this is a very good copy indeed, with moderate uniform toning to pages, repaired rear hinge affecting endpaper; damp damage to spine with some loss to titling; soiling to boards; dust jacket worn but very good. Still a very nice, tight copy. Volume II: Light wear to boards; hinges barely cracked but the binding tight, contents with light uniform toning, illustration of George Saunders with a printing flaw, else a very good copy. Revised Volume I: Boards soiled with light shelf wear along the edges; contents clean, else a very good copy. Slip case exhibits moderate shelf wear.

    References: Adams, Herd 1103; Adams, Six-Guns 1094; Basic Texas Books 99; Graff 2020, Howes, H816; Reese, Six Score, 61.

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