Capt. W. J. French. Wild Jim The Texas Cowboy and Saddle King. Antioch, Illinois: Capt. W J. French, 1890. First edition. 8vo. 76pp. Illustrated with numerous engravings in the text. Original pictorial orange-brown wrappers. Front wrapper detached; rear wrapper barely holding. Creasing and soiling to the covers with minor paper loss around the edges. Spine mostly perished. Staining and some scribbling to the rear cover. Scattered minor foxing and some toning to the text throughout. Some corners creased. A scarce volume in good condition.

    From the Introduction: "In response to the many solicitations of the public, Capt. W. J. French, known throughout the Western country as Wild Jim, the Texas Cowboy and Saddle King, narrates a few of his thrilling adventures while living the life of a cowboy trailer and Indian scout."

    References: Herd 848 ("very rare"). Howes F374. Six-Guns 772 ("exceedingly rare").

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