Lone Cowboy My Life Story 1st Illustrated Printing

By: James, Will

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


First printing of the illustrated Classics edition, 1932 on foot of title page, 1930, 1932 on copyright page. Impressive large format volume in black cloth with full size pasted-on color plate on frt board and legible but somewhat dull gold spine title. Tips and spine ends are fairly sharp but cloth has some discoloration and 'mottling all over, primarily on rear cover. No boards showing through the cloth. Full color, full size color plate on frt board shows some light color loss from shelf sitting, rubbing against other books. Color, action-illustrated endpapers are a continuation of the front plate, they show the same cowboy galloping on a red chestnut horse, having just thrown a lariat from his right hand at a galloping longhorn steer. Front pastedown has a former owner's book plate, and a colored in sticker pull on fep. Hinge papers are fine. This is the first issue of this Will James book with colored illustrations and just the opposite from the Smoky Classic, the Lone Cowboy Classic is better than the first edition because it has 35 more examples of the wonderful Will James art than the original 1930's book, and yet includes, word for word and page for page, the entire text of the original (The Will James Books, Don Frasier1998). Another comment of the aforementioned critic is that it is surely the most beautiful of all the Will James books that Scribner's ever produced, and they produced it for many decades. There are no free blank endpapers in these Illustrated Classics. There are 98 b&w drawings and eight full color pictures in this volume. These include all but two of the b&w drawings that are in the 1930 first edition, plus 29 that are NOT in the first edition!. 434 pp text is tight and bright with an untrimmed fore-edge of page block, no other issues. 434 pp text is tight and bright occasional finger soil in margins. That is 431 pages of text plus 3 more with a poem on the last page. This is a bio/novel or a fiction/ography of the author's life story, it contains some fact, some fiction and is fabulously entertaining!

Title: Lone Cowboy My Life Story 1st Illustrated Printing

Author Name: James, Will

Illustrator: James, Will

Categories: BIOGRAPHY,

Edition: Illustrated Classics Edition

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: MK46606

Keywords: Western Horse Stories, Will James, Cowboys, Cow Punching, Bucking Bronchos, Bunk House, Cattle Rustling, Lariat Throwing, Branding Iron, Rodeos, Stolen Horse, Rogue horse, bad behavior.,