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The Less Expensive Spread: The Delights & Dilemmas of a Weekend Cowboy by  Irving Townsend - 1st Printing - 1971 - from The Bookworm and Biblio.com

The Less Expensive Spread: The Delights & Dilemmas of a Weekend Cowboy

by Townsend, Irving

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New York: Dial Press, 1971. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: blue cloth; owner's gift note on the title page, otherwise a Good+ book, with a Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket design by Mel Brofman. Illustrations by Roy McKie. The publisher's blurb reads: ''An Easterner born and bred, Mr Townsend always dreamed of going West. Visions of Wagon Train and Bonanza danced in his head. Ten years ago (1961), transferred to Los Angeles, he began looking for a weekend retreat in the hills. He found it near the little town of Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley, a spread of seven acres. Here he and one of his daughters, an animal-crazy youngster, began to put down some secondary roots. Soon the pale New Yorker was learning the complexities of stringing barbed wire, mastering the intricacies of an irrigation system, waging war with the wily gopher, and establishing a herd -- three calves -- which entailed the creation of his very own brand!'' 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 186 pages.

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