Charles A. Siringo. A Texas Cow Boy. Chicago: Siringo & Dobson, 1886. Second edition, enlarged. With "Copyrighted by Chas. A. Siringo" on verso of a preliminary page featuring an illustration of "The Author, In Cow Boy Uniform." Verso of title page features a caricature of Siringo sitting at a desk wielding several quill pens and writing furiously as two tots at his knee cry "Bread, Pa-Pa," with the caption "The Author, after he became stove up - financially, as well as otherwise." 8vo. xii, 347pp, including 30-page addenda. Illustrations. Color frontispiece. Original maroon cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial stamping, and black rules and decorative devices. Pale green floral-patterned endpapers. Minor wear to front cover; a slight pucker to the cloth covering the front board. Extremities rubbed, particularly to spine ends and lower front corner which is also bumped. Some rubbing, faint scratches, and two light moisture splotches to rear cover. Spine faded; gilt to spine dulled. Front hinge cracked; rear hinge starting. A couple of pages dog-eared or smudged. A previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown. Rubber stamp dated 1886 on front free endpaper. Binding is solid, square, and tight. A nice copy in very good condition of this variant edition, housed in a gilt-stamped quarter morocco clamshell box.

    This, the second edition of Siringo's first book has the first appearance of the new addenda on how to get rich in the cattle business. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.

    Reference: Basic Texas Books 185 (B) (this variant not listed). Graff 3805. Herd 2077. Howes 518. Six-Guns 2032.

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