Vintage Book “The Will James Cowboy Book” by Will James – 1938 - The Noble Horse Vintage
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Vintage Book “The Will James Cowboy Book” by Will James – 1938

$850.00

This rare book is a a true find, written for school-age children and distributed to the Texas State Textbook Commission in the hopes of it being adopted into the Texas State School Curriculum in 1938

 

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This rare book is a a true find, written for school-age children and distributed to the Texas State Textbook Commission in the hopes of it being adopted into the Texas State School Curriculum in 1938. A first edition with orange pictorial cloth, titles and drawing printed in black on the front cover and spine, yellow pictorial endpapers with A Letter From Will James printed on the inside front cover and About Will James on the rear fly leaf, 158 [2] pp., illustrated, frontispiece in color. It’s rarity is because there is believed to be only 100 copies printed that were not offered for retail sale. According to Jeff Dykes, the late collector, dealer and acknowledged expert of many phases of Western Americana, it is believed this book to be the most difficult to locate. It is believed that 90% of the books were destroyed, making this one of the rarest titles by Will James. This book is in very good condition with the following note: It has a personal name penned on the inside front page. Edited by Alice Dalgliesh and published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York in 1938. Hardcover.
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Weight 99 kg
M US Letter

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