New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. Jo J. Mora. Hardcover. Octavo. 246pp. Numerous full page and in-text illustrations. Grey cloth with red lettering and Longhorn skull stamped to front cover in Jo Mora designed dustjacket and endpapers. Book is fine (Decorative owner bookplate for James Strohn Copley, noted newspaper publisher and book collector) in very good-near fine publisher's color illustrated dustjacket (price-clipped; some wear to extremities; spine faded to yellow as is common with this dustjacket). Item #19292
The evolution of the cowboy and the strong role he and the entire cattle industry played in the development of American society. Much on the cowboy's working tools, clothes, manners and customs and his constant companion, the Western Horse. "No better exposition anywhere, and here tellingly illustrated, of reatas, spurs, bits, saddles, and other gear." Dobie p. 112. (Grandeau & Shorts Books B12a).