New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. The Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Green cloth-covered boards with a vignette to front board in black, depicting a cowpoke swinging a lassoo, and gilt lettering to top, and (a bit faded) to spine as well. Rubbing to extremities, and bottom corners nudged. Head and tail trimmed, fore-edge untrimmed. Brown offset to both front endpapers, most likely from a newspaper article which had once been laid in the book. Will James characteristic signature with "'30' below to front free endpaper. With 35 illustrations by the author. Scribner's "A" to copyright page.
Dustjacket spine significantly sunned such that title and author is only readable with difficulty. Other parts of the distjacket also show serious sunning -- the book was obviously stored somewhere near direct sun, but judging from the condition of the book itself, the dustjacket has done an honorable and effective job of protecting the thing it was assigned to protect! A few minor chips to dustjacket edges. A nice, solidly bound copy of Will James's life story. Good Plus in Fair Dustjacket. Item #86914
"The narrative of 'Lone Cowboy' tells how a little boy, hardly more than a baby, becomes an orphan in the west; how an old French trapper, whom the boy calls 'Bopy', adopts him and takes him on his long, long hunts; how when he is hardly more than a little boy Bopy is lost in an icy river and the child, heart-broken, rides down into the prairie region alone -- on his own..." (Front Dustjacket Flap).