When Cordelia Sloan married Robert Duke, a ranch hand who had risen to division manager for the three million acre ranch, at that time the largest in the world, in 1907, She began to keep a diary and then to persuade the cowhands to record their own reminescences of ranch life. These notes and papers form the basis for this narrative, that is not so much history as it is the real truth of ranch life. This copy is the best this bookseller has ever seen, tightly bound, no names or markings, hardly read if at all, in a DJ that looks almost new, with perhaps the barest hint of edgewear at the spine ends and tips of the corners and absolutely no chipping. Very bright and clean in a mylar protective sleeve. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 6,000 MILES OF FENCE: Life on the XIT Ranch ...
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 1961
Binding: Cloth HB
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good - Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. None Stated. Reminiscences of old XIT cowboys recounting the everyday life of those that made the ranch run. Light edge wear to the DJ with some small closed tears. A very good or better copy. Seller Inventory # 007306