Item #85692 LET 'ER BUCK : A STORY OF THE PASSING OF THE OLD WEST (SIGNED, WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING); With Fifty Illustrations Taken from Life by the Author and Others. Charles Wellington Furlong.
LET 'ER BUCK : A STORY OF THE PASSING OF THE OLD WEST (SIGNED, WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING); With Fifty Illustrations Taken from Life by the Author and Others
LET 'ER BUCK : A STORY OF THE PASSING OF THE OLD WEST (SIGNED, WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING); With Fifty Illustrations Taken from Life by the Author and Others
LET 'ER BUCK : A STORY OF THE PASSING OF THE OLD WEST (SIGNED, WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING); With Fifty Illustrations Taken from Life by the Author and Others
LET 'ER BUCK : A STORY OF THE PASSING OF THE OLD WEST (SIGNED, WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING); With Fifty Illustrations Taken from Life by the Author and Others
LET 'ER BUCK : A STORY OF THE PASSING OF THE OLD WEST (SIGNED, WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING); With Fifty Illustrations Taken from Life by the Author and Others
LET 'ER BUCK : A STORY OF THE PASSING OF THE OLD WEST (SIGNED, WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING); With Fifty Illustrations Taken from Life by the Author and Others
LET 'ER BUCK : A STORY OF THE PASSING OF THE OLD WEST (SIGNED, WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING); With Fifty Illustrations Taken from Life by the Author and Others

LET 'ER BUCK : A STORY OF THE PASSING OF THE OLD WEST (SIGNED, WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING); With Fifty Illustrations Taken from Life by the Author and Others

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1921. FIRST EDITION (NAP). Hardcover. Octavo. 5.5 x 8.2 in., pp. xxxviii + 242 + 3 (advertising). Lengthy personal inscription, signature, and 3 x 2 inch pen drawing of bucking bronco by author to front free endpaper. Illustrated with 50 black and white photographs taken by the author and others. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Paste on photo of bucking rodeo pony with rider astride. Light rubbing to extremities. Fore-edge untrimmed. The previous owner's signed bookplate, belonging to Harold Johnson Warner, to front pastedown. Handwritten note in ink to rear free endpaper.
Two newspaper articles enclosed. Tipped in to rear pastedown with scotch tape is article from "East Oregoinian" dated May 3, 1965, entitled "Round-Up Given Furlong Collection". Second article, laid in, is from The Pendleton Record (Oct 26, 1967) and offers Furlong's obituary. Very Good. Item #85692

Furlong's inscription, to his friend Harold Johnson Warner, offers sage wisdom: "Dear Harold - It is said that of all riches friendship is best - so I count myself rich indeed in the possession of a friendship such as yours. SIncerely, Chas. W. Furlong, Pendleton, Ore. Mar-26 1925"

Harold Johnson Warner (November 6, 1890 – December 23, 1982) was an American attorney, judge, and the 33rd Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Warner served on the court from 1950 to 1963, including two years as chief justice. At a young age, Warner moved to Oregon and attended public school in Pendleton, Oregon. Warner then attended the University of Oregon, earning a doctorate in laws in 1916. After serving in World War I, he entered private law practice in Pendleton, OR (1925-34) before moving to Portland.

Charles Furlong's account of Eastern Oregon's famous Pendleton Round-Up, covering a 4 year period from 1913 to 1917. Furlong wanted to educate the "blase, effete, lily-livered youths" of America about the values of an "honorable physical contest" -- the rodeo. "Roping, racing, and relays, by cowboys, Indians, and cowgirls ; steer roping, maverick races, steer bulldogging ; riding bucking horses, steers, bulls, buffaloes, and cows ; stagecoach racing, Indian ceremonial and war dances, trick riding, mounted tug of war, the grand parade, and that wonderful finale, the wild horse race...," (text).

Price: $150.00

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