Will James. Two First Editions, including: Scorpion. A Good Bad Horse. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. Octavo. 312 pages. Publisher's red cloth with black titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Minor shelf wear. Light stains in the spine folds. Mild toning to the textblock, mostly at the endpapers. Previous owner's signature on the front free endpaper and bookplate on the recto of the frontispiece. Very good condition. [and:] The Drifting Cowboy. New York London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. Octavo. 241 pages. Publisher's brown cloth over tan boards with brown titles. Original pictorial dust jacket on heavy stock paper. Moderate edge wear to the boards. Damp-staining to the top edge and spine head. Boards slightly bowed at the fore-edge. Textblock somewhat toned, but mostly confined to the endpapers. Mild damp-staining to the top edge of the text, but not intrusive. Previous owner's signature on the front pastedown. Dust jacket with some minor paper loss and a few closed tears, most notably at the spine ends. Some damp-staining to jacket, as well. Overall, a good copy, and a great pair of Will James classics.

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