Very Scarce Signed By The Author and the Subject
GREY, Zane (1872-1939). American author, best known for his popular adventure stories. His book: “The Last Of The Plainsmen”. The Outing Publishing Company, 1908, first edition, illustrated, three hundred-fourteen pages. Twenty-three B&W photos by the author and one additional B&W drawing. Gilt stamped, light green pictorial cloth. Fine ink sentiment by the subject of the book: “with compliments of The Last of the Plainsmen C.J. Jones”. Below is a sentiment signed by the author: “and the author Zane Grey”.
C.J. Jones (1844-1919) was an American frontiersman, western hunter, guide and co-founded Garden City, Kansas and was their first Mayor. He was appointed the 1st Game Warden at Yellowstone National Park by President Theodore Roosevelt. The same page bears the signature of former owner Preston Dawson. Dawson (1846-1933) was enlisted a private in Company H of the 5th Regiment Cavalry of the United States Colored Troops on September 17, 1864. In addition this book is signed on the inside cover by another former owner, J. Wallace Page (1843-1916) founder of the Page Fence Company forerunner of American Chain & Cable Co. He enlisted in the Civil War and his battery was with General Sherman in Atlanta. Light darkening to spine, light spine wear otherwise in good condition...........................$650.00