Smoky the Cow Horse
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Date Published: 1927
Edition: Popular edition
Book Id: 30582
310pp. Quarto [23 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Good. There are multiple very light stains on the spine and covers. The spine ends and corners of the covers are bumped. The spine is rolled. There are a couple of ripples in the cloth of the rear board. The longer ripple measures 4 inches long. The edges of the text block are a little scratched. Weak front hinge. There is a former owner's address label on the front free endsheet. The text block is fragile at the beginning, and it is beginning to crack at p. 227. There are sporadic small light stains on the pages. Pp. 46-51 have a bit more staining. There is a 2 inch closed tear in the bottom margin of p. 145. The pages are very mildly browned.
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.