Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1955. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022506
414pp., illustrated. The cattle industry began shortly after the Civil War spreading across the Great Plains which in turn gave us The Cowboy. These men became daring and fearless, subdued the mustang and rounded up the fierce longhorns for the trail drives. Here we learn that the American cowboy was not necessarily born a Westerner or grew up in this part of the country but rather that his appearance, traits and his good and bad qualities are such as the West molded him. The author brings these stories of the cowboy alive....their daily work on the range, the beasts he stove to conquer and even more dangerous, nature herself, the weather, drought, raids, The author relates their struggle just to survive. A very nice copy bound in blue pictorial cloth decorated in black depicting a cowboy on his horse, spine lettering black, pictorial endpapers, in a clipped pictorial dust jacket lightly rubbed, with a wrinkled closed edge tear to upper front panel, some spots of foxing to upper fore-edge, previous owner's gift inscription, light wear to spine ends.