College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition # 81 of 250 copies SIGNED on the limitation page by editor and JOHN GRAVES, who wrote the lengthy double-column introduction, 119pp., Oblong 4to gilt-stamped brown leather with SMS initials blank embossed inside rope border on the upper board, beige endpapers, beige cloth slipcase. FINE IN FINE SLIPCASE. Item #9869
A classic photographic history of the cowboys at work on the SMS ranch. Rector had been a cowboy on the XIT Ranch, took photos of the ranch and its hands and also of neighboring ranch workers, SMS Ranch, Mayfield Ranch, Andrew John Swenson and his son Rudolph, Flat Top Ranch, Spur Ranch, beginning in 1902, he made over 1,000 images, 90 are presented here by the editor, who is also his daughter.