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SIRINGO, CHARLES A
A Texas Cow Boy; or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony, Taken from Real Life by Chas. A. Siringo, an Old Stove Up "Cow Puncher" Who Has Spent Nearly Twenty Years on the Great Western Cattle Ranges.
Chicago and New York, Rand, McNally & Company, 1886. Green cloth, near fine. Third edition. 347 pages (with the Index to the Addenda and the 31 page Addenda). Frontispiece is a portrait of Charles Siringo, no color title page. The second edition was copyrighted by Siringo and published by Siringo and Dobson, Publishers 1886. Rand, McNally & Company subsequently acquired the rights and published the third edition. Graff 3807: Retains Siringo copyright of 1886, although printed later. (Probably 1888 per the previous owner s inscription on the book.) This stove up cowboy, as he describes himself, recorded his life story when about thirty years old. His memories were, therefore, fresh. In strongly cowboy language, he has given a vivid picture of Texas ranch life. Howes S518: Sheets of the (second edition) were acquired by Rand, McNally and issued by them sans date (1886). aa. "The first - and best - cowboy autobiography". Six Score 99: "The first autobiography of a cowboy, and unquestionably one of the most important range books. The author s reason for writing the book money and lots of it, may not have been realized to the extent Siringo had in mind Charles Peavy, Charles A. Siringo, A Texas Picaro writes that the "unaffected honesty and the straightforward, unsophisticated style of the narrative make Siringo's books such fascinating examples of a distinct literary genre a strange blend of braggadocio and self-effacement, of cunning and naivete". In his preface to a later edition, J. Frank Dobie writes: "His cowboys and gunmen were not of Hollywood and folklore. He was an hon … [Click Below for Full Description]
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