The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941 Page: 512

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The purpose of compiling this cook book, however, was not
to tell of the owners and guests of the Argyle, but to give the
Argyle's famous recipes to the world. That purpose has been
achieved in a very attractive book.
The University of Texas.
Randado. Text and pictures by Tom Lea.
El Paso: Press of Carl Hertzog, 1941. Unpaged.
"According to tradition the horse ranch and hacienda called
El Randado was established in the empty and forbidding brush
country of the southern tip of Texas, now Jim Hogg County,
sometime late in the 1700's by a man of horses named Viscaya."
So runs the introductory note to an unusual and beautiful Texas
item by the artist, Tom Lea, whose skill with sketch pencil
and paint brush has been a toast for several years, but whose
word pictures are not so well known. That Tom Lea does have
something of a fine capacity for phraseology and description is
indicated in his free verse:
whispered the wind in the huisache:
"This was El Randado,
The name of a dream like far off music and a war cry,
The song and the hoarse SANTIAGO
Of proud free men and wild horses."
The whole of the work is a salute to the legend or fact of
El Randado; and the whole of the salute is a thing of beauty-
the text, the illustrations, and the printing. That this item
will become a piece de resistance of collectors of Texana is
indicated by the fact that only twenty-five copies, numbered and
signed are for sale. Copies may soon become as scarce as the
remaining tangible evidence of the existence of El Randado-
now largely dust upon the sun-burned face of Jim Hogg County.
The University of Texas.
Mustangs and Cow Horses. Edited by J. Frank Dobie, Mody C.
Boatright, and Harry H. Ransom.
Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1940. Pp. xi, 429. Illustrations.
With this volume, Mustangs and Cow Horses, J. Frank Dobie
and the Texas Folk-Lore Society have scored another triumph
in this, their sixteenth annual publication. If you like horses


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