A Stove-Up Cowboy's Story (with Maynard Dixon bookplate)

Austin, TX: Texas Folklore Society, 1943. First Edition Limited to 700 copies. 8vo. 73 pp. Illustrations by Tom Lea. Introduction by John Lomax. Design & typography by Cral Hertzog. One title in the Range Life Series under general editorship of J. Frank Dobie. Maynard Dixon designed bookplate inside front cover. A fine copy in publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Item #21119

"Texas Slim' McCauley was reared up to be a plowboy but his first memory was to ride a stickhorse and help hunt for cattle...thus a true cowboy was born. For years McCauley saw things in a strong light, and set them down just as he saw them. Being an intelligent individual not hobbled by educational conventions, he expressed himself as naturally as a horse nickers or as a cow chews her cud. "One of the most forceful & expressive autobiographies of the range country. McCauley lived hard." - Reese Six Score #75. (Adams Six-Guns 1389).

Price: $200.00

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