Songs of the Cowboys
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publisher
Date Published: 1966
Edition: Third edition
Book Id: 45334
346pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Tan cloth, with the title and publisher's device stamped in red and green on the backstrip. Lexicon. Index. Bibliography. Very good. The spine ends and corners are a bit dinged, and the endpapers have a previous owner's name in pen. In a very good dust jacket, with mild rubbing to the surface and edges. There are a handful of small chips in the edges, one which has been backed with tape.
Variants, Commentary, Notes and Lexicon by Austin E. and Alta S. Fife. Music editor: Naunie Gardner. The first printed collection of cowboy songs assembled at the turn of the century by N. Howard ("Jack") Thorp. It was printed in Estancia, New Mexico, on rough stock, bound in red paper, and sold for fifty cents. This elaboration on the original volume is a landmark, not only for cowboy culture, but for American folklore and history.