Dallas, Texas: The Southwest Press, . First Edition. Signed presentation from Holden on the title page: "To Patrick- Wm. Curry Holden. 8/25/77." Howes H581, Herd 1049. The book has chapters on the buffalo slaughter, cattle kingdoms, immigration, frontier journalism, droughts, railroads. etc. Based primarily on a thorough study of nineteenth century Texas newspapers. William Curry Holden was an historian and archaeologist. In 1937, he became the first director of the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Small quarto: tan cloth, 253 pages. Item #56709
Very Good (minor soil covers; contents clean & tight with a tiny stain and the top of the front pastedown & endpaper).