New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. Jo J. Mora. First Edition. 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. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (spine lightly faded; price-clipped); the nicest copy we've seen. Item #20423
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).