SONGS OF THE COWBOYS

SONGS OF THE COWBOYS
N. Howard Thorp
Estancia: News Print Shop, 1908. 50pp. Original red pictorial wrappers. First edition. Tiny piece missing from the top of the spine, light chipping to the perimeter of the wrappers, overall a good+ copy. Dykes, Billy the Kid 56: “Very rare. So far as is known, this is the first compilation of cowboy songs. It contains a total of twenty-three, including Chittenden’s ‘The Cowboy’s Christmas Ball,’…” Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country pp. 10&25: “There is no record of an ‘honest to goodness’ cowboy ever becoming a ‘songbird,’ in fact, few of the breed could carry a tune….’Songs of the Cowboys’ by Howard (Jack) Thorp was the first book of cowboy songs…(His) puny book is now excessively rare…” Privately printed for the author in a small edition, this is a true range rarity. Dobie, Life&Lit. p.60. *
$ 1,250.00
# ab120
SONGS OF THE COWBOYS