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    Inscribed by Printer Carl Herzog to Prominent Dallas Resident Bert de Winter

    Tom Lea. Carl Hertzog [Printer]. The King Ranch. Maps and Drawings by the Author. Research: Holland McCombs. Annotation: Francis L. Fugate. Volume One [Two]. Kingsville, Texas: Printed for the King Ranch, by Carl Hertzog, 1957. First edition, first state, the "Saddle Blanket" edition. Signed on the colophon of both volumes by typographer and printer, Carl Hertzog. Additionally Inscribed by Hertzog on the half-title of Volume I: "For Bert de Winter / a quick trader / appreciated by / Carl Hertzog." 838 pages total. Two large octavo volumes. Illustrated with maps, facsimiles, portraits and line drawings by the author.

    Publisher's crushed linen binding with the Running W brand. This is a facsimile of the saddle blankets woven and used on the King Ranch. Top and bottom edges speckled, fore-edges untrimmed. Leaf-patterned endpapers. Matching crushed linen slipcase with calf spine label lettered in gilt. A few small and minor soiled spots, spines slightly faded, else an excellent, fine copy with a terrific Texas association.

    Beginning in the early 1950s, Ms. Bert de Winter was an influential fashion buyer for many years for the Dallas-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus. Ms. de Winter died in 1972.


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