The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time
Place Published: London
Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode
Date Published: 1957
Edition: First UK edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 47199
276pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Green cloth-effect paper over boards with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. The rear board is just a trifle splayed, and the bottom edge of the text block is foxed. There is a little foxing on the endpapers as well. The dust jacket is foxing (heavily on the verso). There are a couple of small closed tears in the edges, and the rear inside flap is creased. Despite these flaws, the jacket is still relatively attractive.
Second published work from the literary icon. The story of Jack Burns and his fight with modern society (a theme Abbey would revisit). The character of Jack Burns would turn up in later Abbey novels- Monkey Wrench Gang, Good News and Hayduke Lives! Basis for the film starring Kirk Douglas titled "Lonely are the Brave."