COWBOY LIFE IN TEXAS, OR 27 YEARS A MAVRICK….
Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., 1893 (?). 213pp. Advertisement. Sketch of the author’s life. Illustration. Tan pictorial cloth. Third printing. Externally, minor fraying to spine ends with a bit of light spotting. Internally, tanning to the pages due to paper quality with a repair to the title page. Considering its age and paper quality, a good+ copy. Jenkins, BTB 104: “Written by a cowboy turned preacher, this is a valuable account of the life of the Texas cowhand….He gives straightforward descriptions of the cowboy and ranch life.” Adams, Rampaging Herd 1159: Scarce….much sought by collectors of cattle books.” Dobie, Life & Lit. p. 108: “A genuine cowboy who became a genuine preacher and wrote a book of validity. This is the best of several books of reminiscences by cowboy preachers, some of whom are lacking in the real thing…” The author grew up on his father’s ranch in Tarrant County near Fort Worth and for twenty-seven years worked as a cowboy before becoming a missionary.