Charles M. Russell the Cowboy Artist : A Biography; (Prologue by Irvin Cobb)
Pasadena, California (USA), Trail's End Publishing Company, 1948. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near-perfect maroon boards (9.25" x 6.25" x 1.25") with the tiniest little ding to top rear corner, and a quite modest shelf bump to bottom of spine. Bright gilt lettering. Pictorial endpapers from a 1901 painting by Russell of Buffalo descending a bluff into a river, and elk in the background. Previous owner's inscription and date (1950) to front free endpaper. 150 illustrations, 12 of which are in color, and 37 chapter headings from pen and ink drawings by Russell. Dustjacket shows chipping along top of rear, spine and front panels, with about 1/3 of the "Charles" at top-of-spine affected and tears along front flap joint. Now protected by mylar. Color frontis portrait on heavy paper of Charles Marion Russell. 350 pp. But for a few slight blemishes, a beautiful copy of this biography of one of the great Western artists, truly a creator of the people! Prologue by Irvin Cobb, and Bibliographical Check List by Karl Yost. 37 chapters "tracing the Cowboy Artist's life from boyhood in St. Louis to Montana in 1880, his early years..his first job on the range, his life . on the raw frontier, his stay with the Blood Indians of Canada, his . fun-loving rollicking days . as . a cowboy,hismarriage,his struggles,his triumphs, his friends of the cow country and saloons, his love of horses, his friendship for the Indian, his humor, his writings, his letters, his poetry, his sculpture, his travels and exhibits, his religion, his homey philosophy, his last years, his death and funeral in 1926." (from notes, rear panel). Near Fine in Very Good Minus Dustjacket .
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