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    Charles A. Siringo. A Texas Cow Boy. Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Co., [1886]. Second edition, enlarged, second printing. With "Copyright, 1886, by Chas. A. Siringo" on verso of title page. 8vo. 347pp, including 30-page addenda, plus 4pp of ads (last leaf of ads has been excised). Illustrations, including eight plates and illustrated portraits of the author and of Billy the Kid. Illustrated color frontispiece. Original reddish-brown gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. Green floral-patterned endpapers. Boards lightly rubbed; wear to extremities, particularly tips of corners. Spine faded, with gilt title and rules only (no publisher name). Rear hinge cracked. Binding square. Three leaves detached but present: the preliminary leaf featuring illustration of "The Author" on recto (verso blank), the title page/copyright page, and the leaf containing the illustrated plate normally found between pages 104 and 105. Chip to corner of page 67/68. Rear free endpaper extends past other pages at fore-edge, and is somewhat ragged. Paper browning and brittle. Partial illegible rubber stamp to front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy.

    Made up of sheets from the Siringo & Dobson printing, bound up with a new title-leaf bearing the Rand, McNally imprint. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.

    Reference: Basic Texas Books 185 (C).


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