Boston: Little Brown, 1941. Rawhide Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED leaf bound in after title page, "Rawhide edition" ( No. 217 of an edition limited to 265 numbred copies SIGNED by author and signed by the illustrator Tom Lea). Beautifully and professionally rebacked with blind embossed titles on full cowhide spine, old backstrip laid-in. A stronger and better copy than the old Little Brown spine allowed preserving the full leather boards. Corners sharp, no names, old dealer pencil notations to free front endpaper in original publisher's color slipcase, darkened and soiled. FINE / Slipcase Good. Item #9124
"The Texas Longhorn made more history than any other breed of cattle the civilized world has known." Dobie. The author's early life among people of the Longhorn country gave him invaluable material for his tales. Today this history of one aspect of the legendary West stands as a monument both to its subject and its author." - Ramon Adams. DRD (Dudley R. Dobie Collection) 370. Reese - SIX-SCORE 32. Dykes, MY DOBIE COLLECTION #5 on his list of rarities. HOWES D37. HERD 694.