DescriptionTom Lea. The King Ranch. Boston: Little, Brown and Company (Carl Hertzog), 1957. First trade edition. First issue with "Alice" and not "For Alice" on page 507. Signed by Lea on the half-title page of Volume I. 8vo, -467; -838 pages. Appendices and indexed. Maps and drawings by Tom Lea. Original publisher's quarter binding with brick red cloth over boards and tan cloth spine back. Endpapers decorated with a mesquite leaf pattern. Spine panels of both volumes toned; bottom corners of Volume I bumped. Otherwise a very good set in the moderately worn original slipcase.
References: Lowman 45B.
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