Tom lea king ranch book set king ranch saddle shop. See all books authored by tom lea, including the wonderful country, and the two thousand yard stare. We had a speaker the other day, at santa fe, talking about his tom leas work in j. The king ranch reigns not only as texass largest spread 825,000 acres, it also has a largerthanlife history, an epic tale told over the years in numerous books, articles, and films, including a definitive volume, the king ranch, by artist and author tom lea.
The king ranch 1957 saddle blanket binding 2 volume set. Octavo, original half tan cloth, patterned endpapers, original slipcase with paper side images. Its the stuff of tall tales, legends, and epic films like red river and giant. Illustrated the king ranch twovolume set by tom lea. Signed by the author without inscription on title page. King ranch now covers 825,000 acresmore land than the state of rhode island. During the civil war, a river of cotton flowed down the cotton road to be sold in mexico for gold, which bought military supplies for. The king ranch 1957 saddle blanket binding 2 volume set ebth.
Two by tom lea and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The book goes through the history of tudor fashion and includes reproductions of artwork from the era. King ranchs legacy king ranch the king ranch legacy. Discount prices on books by tom lea, including titles like the primal yoke. The wonderful country aka the wonderful country, a novel is a 1952 western novel written by tom lea. Lea was attached to a marine unit that assaulted the japanese held island of peleliu, and he was trained and equipped like every other marine, except that he went into battle armed with a sketch pad and pens as his primary weapons. The book of all christendom, tom lea, carl hertzog and the making of the king ranch by bruce cheeseman, 1992 correspondence, 1831, 18561867, 1904, 1990. Tom king born july 15, 1978 is an american author, comic book writer, and excia officer. The king ranch hardcover january 1, 1957 by richard king author, tom lea illustrator, author. From cattle empire to oil empire to multilayered, mediashy corporation beset by legal battles and power. Originally published in the october 2014 issue of wild west.
Best sellers gift ideas new releases whole foods todays deals amazonbasics coupons gift cards customer service free shipping shopper toolkit registry sell. Tom lea has 20 books on goodreads with 320 ratings. Lea continued to write nonfiction, including the twovolume the king ranch 1957, a picture gallery 1968, and an account of king ranch operations in australia, in the crucible of the sun 1974. This history of captain richard kings transformation of the wild horse prairie into a ranching empire is lyrically written and lavishly illustrated by tom lea. Written and illustrated by tom lea, with research by holland mccombs and annotation by francis l. Richard kings life as a river boat pilot and covers the dangers of his civil war career, the founding of the ranch, and portraits of the men and women who. The king ranch set by tom lea 1957, hardcover for sale. Years later, sarah lea arranged a reunion between the two comrades. Fugate and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Collectible set great as a teaching tool for your children or students comes with john f. Nascent greatness would not be shackled or ever satisfied with such circumstances. His mother made sure that he attended the baptist church and knew the. Fugate and a great selection of related books, art. Getting these cattle to market was a real challenge, though, as some one thousand miles of dangerous wilderness stretched out between captain kings cattle and the midwestern railheads where they could be sold. For sale is a signed first edition of tom lea s the land of the mustang, reprinted from volume vii, no. By the end of the war between the states, king ranch had grown to 146,000 acres supporting thousands of head of cattle. Tom lea was an artist and writer who excelled as a muralist, illustrator, portraitist, landscapist, world war ii artist correspondent, poet, novelist and historian. Lea, thomas calloway iii the handbook of texas online. In 1957 lea delivered a twovolume set to general acclaim and the admiring appreciation of the king ranch overlords. People who come to texas these days are preachers or fugitives from justice or sons of bitches. In 1853, captain richard king purchased a creekfed oasis in the wild horse desert of south texas, sparking generations of integrity, preservation, and innovation. Follow the fascinating story of richard king from his days as a riverboat pilot during the civil war to the founding of the ranch to its operations today. Get the best deals on king ranch book when you shop the largest online selection at.
By 1883 the texas land and cattle company controlled 80,000 acres of land. Tom lea 1 follower lea was the son and namesake of the citys mayor. King ranch 2 volumes in slipcase tom lea 1957 book. There is superb writing here with some not wholly integrated flashbacks to two world wars a mans passion and a womans are pitted against the mountains and the mountains win. Texas land and cattle company the handbook of texas. First edition the king ranch by tom lea 2volume set in slipcase autographed. The story starts in the mid1830s with an elevenyearold boy indentured by his destitute family to a jeweler in new york city. The twovolume saddle blanket binding set the king ranch with slipcase. Aug 08, 2018 king ranch was a way station on the cotton road. The king ranch, by tom lea, 2 vols in slipcase is an account of the ranch from 1885 just after the death of captain. His history of the king ranch, said lisa, is quite fascinating. During the civil war, a river of cotton flowed down the cotton road to be sold in mexico for gold, which bought military supplies for the confederacy. For sale is a signed first edition of tom leas the land of the mustang, reprinted from volume vii, no. The book of all christendom, tom lea, carl hertzog and the making of the king ranch by bruce cheeseman, 1992 correspondence, 1831, 18561867, 1904, 1990 the news from brownsville epilogue, 19891991.
Windmills were set up over the old wells to do the heavy. The jeweler was a difficult man, and the boy was chafing under the mans mistreatment. Kingsville, texas, printed for the king ranch, 1957. A fascinating and unique set with tom lea signature and letters. Two of his most popular novels, the brave bulls and the wonderful country, are widely considered. In addition to the lower ranch, it held vast acreage from lake and cat creeks in hemphill county to cheyenne, in indian territory. Tom lea the land of the mustang signed first edition. An inventory of his papers at the harry ransom center. The king ranch, 50th anniversary edition 2 volume set tom lea on.
Literary lone stars ten best texas books books the. In the early days of world war ii, he became a war correspondent for life magazine, executing paintings of action in the north atlantic, the south pacific, china, north africa, and europe. Tom lea was commissioned by the kleberg family to complete the history of the king ranch as part of their centennial celebrations. In the early days of world war ii, he became a war correspondent for life magazine, executing paintings of action in the north atlantic, the south pacific. The book is set in chihuahua and sonora, mexico, and texas and new mexico in the united states. Signed with an inscription by belton johnson, a king ranch family member, one of 250 first editions reoffered by the book club of texas in 1992 to its members.
This first edition, signed by tom lea is available at bauman rare books. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands. The editor of texas monthly, evan smith, was interested in using something from my book on king ranch but felt that whatever was used would have to be recast, because excerpts often. Leas the king ranch became the official history of the ranch. The king ranch saddle blanket edition in the original box. King ranch first edition signed tom lea bauman rare books. The king ranch by tom lea, 2 volumes, 1957, slipcase. The artwork in question was painted by tom lea and titled, the price. At 93, texas artist gains national spotlight anew the. Details about first edition the king ranch by tom lea 2volume set in slipcase autographed. It is set against the wyoming mountains, the wild vastnesses, the rugged camps and the hold they put upon their men.
Ten appendices and sources at the end of volume 1 with a beautiful two page color map of the ranch. This northern panhandle range was used primarily for steers, which seldom numbered above 10,000. The artist created it while employed by life magazine as a war artist in the pacific theater of war. It was filmed in 1959 after the financial success of the brave bulls, lea wanted to write a story that he had been thinking about since he was a child. The reluctant king by sarah bradford this biography of king george vi was published in 19891990 by st.
We had a speaker the other day, at santa fe, talking about his tom leas work in. Traditional collectibles, books, bindings trocadero. Water from a deep well on king ranch was big news in 1899. The texas land and cattle company, limited, was a syndicate in dundee, scotland, organized to take advantage of the american southwests beef bonanza in the early 1880s.
Illustrated the king ranch twovolume set by tom lea, 1957. One of 250 first editions reoffered by the book club of texas in 1992 to its members with accompanying booklet about the sets author tom lea and the making of the king ranch. That is how a young rio grande riverboat captain named richard king braced a stranger in brownsville, texas in 1850. Covers show a faint dampstain possibly from glue on front. First edition the king ranch by tom lea 2volume set in. Texas land and cattle company the handbook of texas online.
The king ranch by tom lea meet your next favorite book. Thomas calloway tom lea iii july 11, 1907 january 29, 2001 was an american muralist, illustrator, artist, war correspondent, novelist, and historian the bulk of his art and literary works were about texas, northcentral mexico, and his world war ii experience in the south pacific and asia. As an artist, lea was commissioned by life magazine in 1946 to paint a series of canvases depicting western cattle, which life presented to the. Spines are tanned and corners of covers are worn some. He is best known for writing the novel a once crowded sky, the vision for marvel comics, the sheriff of babylon for the dc comics imprint vertigo, and batman and mister miracle for dc comics. Traditional collectibles, books, bindings, history trocadero. King ranch, carved from the scrub and mesquite of the south texas coastal plains and comprising more acreage than the state of rhode island, is the largest and most famous cattle ranch in american history. That experience led to the writing of his first novel, the brave bulls, published in 1949. The books are a renowned history of one of americas most famous land holdings, the kleberg familys king ranch, which did so much for texas and the nation in commerce, education, science, oil, and resources development. Title summary field provided by blackwell north america, inc. The king ranch, 50th anniversary edition 2 volume set. In the 1950s and 1960s lea wrote and illustrated three more novels, an autobiography, and the notable twovolume history, the king ranch. Sep 10, 2018 water from a deep well on king ranch was big news in 1899.411 957 12 478 1357 884 928 142 1187 650 1173 96 674 751 1282 1267 202 55 81 1018 218 1303 311 438 1089 37 19 355 1015 146 543 1253 1142 19 1333 740 830 1268 79 519 143 1261 500 924 1105 396