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Cowboys North and South

by JAMES, Will

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Later printing. Octavo (24cm); deep tan publisher's cloth, stamped in black and red; xvii,217pp,frontis.. Spine toned, slightly cocked; boards show rubbing and soiling; foxing throughout text; ownership inscription on ffep. Very Good. The first of author/illustrator Will James' many cowboy books. Born in Quebec (contrary to his fictionalized autobiography, which claims a Montana birth), Will James migrated to the United States from his Saskatchewan homestead, and later began weaving his own experiences as a cowboy (and one-time cattle rustler) into writing and art. This book contains James' very first published article, entitled "Bucking Horses and Bucking Horse Riders". In addition to this and seven more cowboy stories, this book features 50 of James' own illustrations in b/w throughout.




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