Item #64620 The Drifting Cowboy. Will James.

The Drifting Cowboy

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943. Later printing. Hardcover. 241pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Orange cloth over boards with black ink stamped titles on the backstrip and front board, and a black ink stamped cowboy vignette on the front board. The front free endpaper has a previous owner's name along with the date "August 16, 1944," and a bookseller's ticket. Boards fresh. Text block square. In the illustrated dust jacket, with darkening at the spine, and occasional small chips to the edges, several of which have been neatly backed with tape. Very Good / Very good. Item #64620

Seven stories illustrated by the author.

Newberry Medal award-winning author "Will James" was born Joseph-Ernest-Nepthali Dufault in Quebec Province, Canada. His entry in "Artists of the American West" by Doris Ostrander Dawdy states, " In San Francisco, James had the good fortune to interest Harold Von Schmidt and Maynard Dixon in his cowboy drawings. They gave him financial assistance and helped him get a job with Sunset magazine. From there he went to New York where he wrote and illustrated for Scribner's. In 1924 his first book was published. It was followed by 19 others and many short stories, bringing him lasting fame as a cowboy artist and writer."

Price: $75.00

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