Time Life Books 1980. 8vo (9" tall). Very good. Reprinted from the 1885 original. Faux or bonded leather cover, no jacket as issued. Interior pages clean & tight except for two light address stamps inside both covers. Page 85 has a large chip from the corner & text is missing from the bottom corner.. Cover has light edge & corner wear, gilt lettering, ribbon marker. Colour illus. At front.
"First published in 1885, Siringo's chronicle of his life as a itchy-footed boy, cowhand, range detective, and adventurer was one the first classics about the Old West and helped to romanticize the West and its myth of the American cowboy. Will Rogers declared, "That was the Cowboy's Bible when I was growing up. "
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