Lone Cowboy My Life Story

By: James, Will

Price: $45.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair


Reprint of the Illustrated Classics edition, 1945 on foot of title page, 1930, 1932 on copyright page. Impressive offering in black cloth with full size (6 3/8" x 8 3/4") pasted-on color plate on frt board and legible gold spine title. Tips and spine ends are rubbed with 'a few white marks on rear board, some light 'mottlling' on periphery of cloth surrounding the color plate on frt board. Black cloth backstrip displays well save for split cloth on foot and rubbed lower frt board tip. 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. Both the front & rear pastedowns have two 1" bits of yellowed cellophane tape and frt hinge paper is cracked/reglued. This is a reprint of 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 ( taken from 'The Will James Books, Don Frasier' 1998). Another comment by 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 any of the 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 , no other issues. 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

Author Name: James, Will

Illustrator: James, Will

Categories: BIOGRAPHY,

Edition: Illustrated Classics Edition

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: MK46607

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.,