Title The Log of a Cowboy. A Narrative of the Old Trail Days
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Boston & New York Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1903
Illustrator E. Boyd Smith
Seller ID 002924
Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903. This is the best-known novel by Andy Adams (1859-1935), a fictionalized account of a cattel drive from Texas to Montana in 1885; it is considered the most accurate portrayal in a crowd of inferior western fiction. This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the First Edition. Olive brown decorative cloth binding. Gilt lettering on the spine. The front cover design is that of a cattle drive. Clean text; 387 pages. Six black and white illustrations, including a frontis, are by E. Boyd Smith; also a map of the 1882 trail. Bumped and rubbed at the margins; both hinges cracked but holding. Page 341 has come loose and is laid into place with old cello tape. Also laid-in to page 328 is a second copy of the Page 138 plate, ("Meeting the Indians"). While this seems a solid copy, it is a bit loose in feel. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by E. Boyd Smith. First Edition.