New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939. Hardcover. 277pp. Octavo [21 cm] Red cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and gilt and black ink stamped designs on the spine and front board. Illustrated endsheets. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are very lightly bumped and rubbed. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. In a very good dust jacket, with light rubbing and creasing. The edges are mildly chipped, and have several small closed tears. The paper at the head of the spine reflects the most chipping, and the longest closed tear is just under 1 inch long. Small numerical notation on the rear inside flap. Sun faded spine. The rear panel is ever so slightly stained. Price-clipped. Item #30586
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.