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About this Item: Paperback Oct 26, 2011. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # BSNW9781270138754

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Published by Dick's Pub. House, New York (1893)

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From: Jim Hodgson Books (Manlius, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Dick's Pub. House, New York, 1893. Soft Cover. 16 pages. Although undated this is presumably the first edition; there are a number of references to 1893 in the text. Includes a brief biography, sections on "The Lone Star State," "Instructions Regarding Handling of Revolvers," "My Experience on the Texas Cattle Trail," followed by a few songs popular at the time. Fine condition, an absolutely pristine copy without faults. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 016429

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Predominately authored by Lone Star Harry

Published by Dick's Pub. House, New York (1894)

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From: Read'Em Again Books, ABAA (Montclair, VA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Dick's Pub. House, New York, 1894. Wraps. Condition: Very good. Softcover pamphlet with 16 unnumbered pages. Pink cover features a wood engraving of Lone Star Harry. Toned pages, otherwise in very nice shape with a tiny chip to the lower fore-edge corner. Lone Star Harry's given name is unrecorded, although the pamphlet does provide two additional sobriquets, America's Representative Scout and The Revolver King. Harry claimed to have been born in Eagle Pass, Texas in 1855 and to have worked as a cowboy on cattle drives between the ages of 14 and 22. For the next 12 years he served as an Army scout, part of the time in the Cherokee Strip. He resigned his position to serve as an agent for a number of Native Americans who wanted perform in Wild West shows, and by 1890 he had personally begun to perform in a number of the shows himself including Doctor Solomon's, Captain Nettie Littell's, Pawnee Bill's, Wichita Jack's, and Buckskin Bill's. At the close of the 1893 season, Harry performed at the Chicago World's Fair, winning "World's Columbian medals as the greatest handler of revolvers the world had ever seen." This pamphlet was apparently published shortly afterward. In addition to Harry's biography, the pamphlet includes "Instructions Regarding Handling of Revolvers" which, among other tips, advises that if one is ever involved in a gunfight to "always stand sideways, left side toward them, then the left arm protects the heart, and the finest marksman in the world can't reach it." Additionally, it contains a long and important essay, "My Experience on the Texas Cattle Trail: A Picturesque Business Killed by Steam and Iron," in which Harry provides considerable fascinating detail about cowboy life on Captain King's Nueces Texas ranch which included leading an 1882 cattle drive of 3,500 head to Nebraska. The booklet concludes with lyrics for five then-popular songs, so perhaps, Harry continued performing after his Chicago appearance and this songster was sold as part of his act at Wild West shows. Rather hard-to-find, although not as scarce as once believed. The title appears in none of the standard bibliographies, most likely because it was almost unknown until a small cache was discovered in the mid-2000s. As of 2017, two examples are available in the book trade and two more from Western American dealers. OCLC shows 17 examples held by institutions (mostly in Texas). Seller Inventory # 008669

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Published by Dick [1894], [N.Y.] (1894)

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From: MICHAEL GINSBERG BOOKS (North Easton, MA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Dick [1894], [N.Y.], 1894. First edition. 16pp. Original pictorial printed 16 mo wrappers. Contains his instructions regarding handling of revolvers, his experience on the Texas cattle trail to Nebraska, stampedes, etc. The cattle drive included 3500 cattle. Also included are ads, poetry etc Not recorded by Adams. Seller Inventory # 18323

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CATTLE FRONTIER AND THE WILD WEST SHOWS]

Published by Dick's Publishing House, n. d. (ca 1893)., New York (1893)

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From: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA (GREENCASTLE, PA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Dick's Publishing House, n. d. (ca 1893)., New York, 1893. First edition. First edition. 12mo. Original pictorial pink wrappers, 16 pp. Born in 1855, in what is now the town of Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, Lone Star Harry, at the age of fourteen, "was broke in as a cowboy" and worked for the C.C., 63, and other ranges. He worked as a scout for General Crook and various Wild West shows. One of the most important features of this pamphlet is the section entitled: "My Experience on the Texas Cattle Trail, A Picturesque Business Killed by Steam and Iron, Experiences during a Cattle Drive of 3,500 cattle from Texas up to Nebraska." This drive took place in 1882, with Captain Charles King, bound for Ogallala. Includes information on handling cowponies, and tips on how to quiet cattle after a stampede. The section on gun handling advises people to stand with their left side facing a gunman, who will then be unable to hit your heart. In 1890, Lone Star traveled to the East, and began his career as a trick pistol shot for Dr. Solomon's Wild West Show until 1893. Not in Adams Herd or National Union Catalogue. A very scarce and unrecorded cattle narrative and probably for Wild West Show distribution. Very fine copy. Seller Inventory # 34409

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Dick's Publishing House

Published by Dick's Pub. House, New York (1893)

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From: David M. Lesser, ABAA (Woodbridge, CT, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Dick's Pub. House, New York, 1893. [16] pp, original staples and pictorial wrappers [portrait of Lone Star Harry, pink wrapper paper]. Text leaves toned, Near Fine. Lone Star Harry, "America's Representative Scout, known as the Revolver King," was born near Eagle Pass in Maverick County, Texas, in 1855. His career as a scout for General Crook and as a famed participant in Wild West Shows-- with Pawnee Bill and Wichita Jack-- is recounted. Harry also gives advice and narrates his exploits: "Instructions regarding handling of revolvers"; "My experience on the Texas cattle trail". Several songs are included. OCLC records twelve copies. Seller Inventory # 27565

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