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    The "Saddle Blanket" Edition of The King Ranch

    Tom Lea. LIMITED. The King Ranch by Tom Lea. Drawings by the Author. Kingsville Texas: Printed for the King Ranch, 1957. The so-called "Saddle Blanket" edition. Limited to 3,000 unnumbered copies. Two octavo volumes. [10], 467; [10], [468]-838 pages. Illustrated with drawings by the author, some in color, maps, and facsimiles. Bound in heavy crash linen, "the cover is a facsimile of the saddle blankets woven and used on the King Ranch" with their "Running W" brand and other decorations, upper edges speckled. In publisher's slipcase with leather gilt lettered title label on its spine. Folded holograph pen note laid in front of first volume: "Merry Christmas/ The Klebergs". The Kleberg family managed the King Ranch after its founder Richard King died in 1885. Very few small page stains. Slipcase lightly soiled and leather title label lightly rubbed; otherwise a near fine set of this incredibly detailed and beautiful work on the famous Texas ranch.

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