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The Ben Lilly legend, by J. Frank Dobie

Label
The Ben Lilly legend
Title
The Ben Lilly legend
Statement of responsibility
by J. Frank Dobie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Ben Lilly Legend brings back to life a great American hunter{u2014}the greatest bear hunter in history after Davy Crockett, by his own account and also by the record. J. Frank Dobie met Lilly and was so struck by this extraordinary man that he collected everything he could find about him. Lilly was born in Alabama in 1856, followed the bear and the panther westward through Mississippi and Louisiana to Texas, leaving a trail of stories about his prowess as a hunter and his goodness as a man. He was at one time "chief huntsman" to Teddy Roosevelt, hunted in Texas and Mexico, and came to be known as the master sign reader of the Rockies. Here are all the stories Ben Lilly told and a great many more Frank Dobie heard about him, put together in a fresh and fascinating contribution to American folklore -- Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
A13a(1), p. 33
Citation source
McVicker
Dewey number
923.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SK17.L5
LC item number
D6 1950
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Ben Lilly legend, by J. Frank Dobie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Jacket drawing by Tom Lea"--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-229) and index
Contents
Mister Ben Lilly and his book -- Thw cowwhip -- That Hawk kept flying -- Teddy Roosevelt's chief huntsman -- In Texas and Mexico -- Master sign-reader of the Rockies -- "That Taos bear" -- The Lilly dogs -- Ben Lilly on panthers -- The smell of morality
Control code
1321159
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 237 pages, [6] leaves of plates
Lccn
50007737
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Signed by author. Light-green buckram binding.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 86-004). Author's ANS to Edgar [Kincaid], Austin, TX, 12 May 1950, on front free end paper. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 86-004). Author's ANS to Burbie [i.e., Bertha Dobie], May 1950, on front free end paper. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): 1952 printing. Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 86-004). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 5 (SW Writers): Eleventh printing. Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (Access. No. 90-050). Signed by author. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 6 (SW Writers): Reprinted May 1950. Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1986 (Access. No. 86-001). Bookplate of The Wilfred Webbs. Author's ANS to Wilson Hudson, Austin, TX, 13 August 1950, on front free end paper. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 7 (SW Writers): Tenth printing. Forms part of Lowman-Dobie Collection. Gift of Al Lowman, 2004 (Access. No. 2004-006). Signed by author and Lea. Bookseller's announcement (1 business reply card) laid in. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 8 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note; 1 typed paperslip note; 1 letter and accompanying envelope addressed to Marc Simmons from Ira D. Browning, railroad clerk and Ben Lilly acquaintance; 2 journal articles (in 12 parts). Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Ben Lilly legend, by J. Frank Dobie
Publication
Note
"Jacket drawing by Tom Lea"--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-229) and index
Contents
Mister Ben Lilly and his book -- Thw cowwhip -- That Hawk kept flying -- Teddy Roosevelt's chief huntsman -- In Texas and Mexico -- Master sign-reader of the Rockies -- "That Taos bear" -- The Lilly dogs -- Ben Lilly on panthers -- The smell of morality
Control code
1321159
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 237 pages, [6] leaves of plates
Lccn
50007737
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Signed by author. Light-green buckram binding.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 86-004). Author's ANS to Edgar [Kincaid], Austin, TX, 12 May 1950, on front free end paper. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 86-004). Author's ANS to Burbie [i.e., Bertha Dobie], May 1950, on front free end paper. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): 1952 printing. Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 86-004). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 5 (SW Writers): Eleventh printing. Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (Access. No. 90-050). Signed by author. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 6 (SW Writers): Reprinted May 1950. Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1986 (Access. No. 86-001). Bookplate of The Wilfred Webbs. Author's ANS to Wilson Hudson, Austin, TX, 13 August 1950, on front free end paper. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 7 (SW Writers): Tenth printing. Forms part of Lowman-Dobie Collection. Gift of Al Lowman, 2004 (Access. No. 2004-006). Signed by author and Lea. Bookseller's announcement (1 business reply card) laid in. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 8 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note; 1 typed paperslip note; 1 letter and accompanying envelope addressed to Marc Simmons from Ira D. Browning, railroad clerk and Ben Lilly acquaintance; 2 journal articles (in 12 parts). Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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