(Flagstaff, AZ): Published by the author, 1995. Ernest Morris. 1st. Leather bound. First Edition, Collectors Edition Limited to 100 numbered & signed copies, this copy not numbered nor signed. 4to. 236pp. Glossary; Index. Over 400 illustrations and historic photographs. Brown leather with gilt design of buckaroo on front cover; gilt lettering in publisher's brown leather, gilt-stamped slipcase. A fine copy in near fine slipcase (with minor scuffing). Item #18332
el Buckaroo immortalizes the California vaquero and buckaroo life and their horse handling, working cattle, and fancy roping as it existed at the turn of the twentieth century. There are over 400 color and black-and-white illustrations and historic photographs, which, together with many personal interviews and biographies, bring to life the remarkable ways of the buckaroo. There are brief histories of many old-time and contemporary top-hand buckaroos like Granville Martin, Gilbert Aguirre, Tom Arano, Chino Boranda, and Bill Dorrance; buckaroo artists like Ed Borein, Jo Mora, Nicholas Firfires, and Jack N. Swanson; and many photographs of buckaroo gear including riatas, braided rawhide reins and romals, spurs, chinks, bosals, mecates, hobbles, and quirts, elaborately carved and decorated saddles, and silver-mounted bits.