Author(s): Tom Lea
Two volumes describing the life and times of the Texas King's Ranch. If you want to know how the West began and how it was shaped, these books are for you
The 2 volumes are in like new condition, box that holds them is a little worn and scuffed but fully intact.
“This is the best account of the most famous ranch in the world… Frank Goodwyn said that ‘in addition to being an encyclopedic compendium of information on the ranch, the book is also a work of art, not only because of Lea's drawings, but also because of his literary style… The writing has the sweep, the rhythm, and the fervor of an epic… Few, if any, Texas books have had such a perfect blend of text, design and illustration” (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 121). King Ranch was awarded the prestigious Summerfiield G. Roberts Award for best Texas book of the year. First state with “Alice and Robert” instead of “For Alice and Robert” (507). With research by Time magazine bureau chief Holland McCombs, annotation by Francis L. Fugate. Featuring 43 illustrations, six color maps (two double-page) and numerous facsimiles. Issued the same year as a limited edition (for private distribution).