Place Published: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Date Published: 1931
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 30576
314pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with black ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Good. The covers are slightly warped, and the edges of the spine and covers are lightly rubbed and bumped. There is a light vertical indentation in the spine. The top edge of the text block is foxed, and has a small light stain. There are numerous small dark stains on the fore edge of the text block. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. The free endsheets have large discolored patches. Mildly browned pages. The dust jacket is in good condition only. Age-toned. The jacket has general mild creasing, rubbing and staining. There is a small moisture stain on the heavily darkened spine. The edges are slightly chipped. There are a couple of closed tears along the edges of the fold. The longer closed tear measures 1 inch long. There are small losses from the paper at the head of the spine, followed by a 2 inch long jagged tear. There is also a loss from the paper at the foot of the spine that is 1 and 3/4 of an inch wide by 1 inch at its deepest. The front panel has a very small open tear along the fold near the spine.
Illustrated by the Author. Born in Canada, Ernest DuFault left home at the age of 15 and traveled west to seek out his dream. He became the American cowboy, Will James. Beginning at the bottom, he worked and became a top hand. Handling rough horses filled his days and became the basis for many of his books.