New York: Charles Scribner's, 19251924. 1st. Hardcover. First Ediion. 8vo. (xvii) 217pp. Numerous full page and in-text line drawings. Grey cloth with black lettering and red line drawing of a cowboy on his horse in tan illustrated dustjacket with red & black lettering. Near fine in very good dustjacket (chips at corners; 1 1/4" missing at spine end; some loss at spine head, not affecting the title; light age-toning; spots on upper page edges). Item #17936
The author's first book, considered his best one, is a series of short stories about cowboy life in the West as it truly was between the 1870s and the early years of the 20th century. "The best one is his first, written before he became sophisticated with life - without becoming in the right way more sophisticated with life - without becoming in the right way more sophisticated in the arts of drawing and writing." - Dopie pg. 108. (Frazier pg. 1; Herd 1153).