LYRICS OF THE LARIAT: POEMS WITH NOTES.
New York, Chicago, & Toronto: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1893. 266pp. Frontis. portrait of the author. Text illustrations. Notes. Original cloth with title in gilt on the spine and front cover, t.e.g. First edition. Externally, the book shows light insect damage mostly to the spine. Internally, the front hinge is cracked but strong. Except as noted, a very good copy. Dykes, One Hundred Head Cut Out of the Jeff Dykes Herd 99: “An early volume of rhymes reflects one man’s efforts to capture the flavor of the range in the lingo of the waddy and puncher.” The notes at the end of the book provide some interesting insights into terms of the day. For example: “In speaking to a comrade, he calls him a waddy; when talking of one, he refers to him as puncher.” This book of cowboy poetry is now very elusive. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country.