Publication: Landahl’s Emporium, 1908, Dawson
First edition. Color, paper over boards, 303 pp., colorful cattle drive scene on the front and rear endpapers, preface and acknowledgements, foreword, illustrated with 900 color photographs, glossary, bibliography, index. This volume introduces the reader to 123 skilled contemporary makers of bits and spurs, and includes descriptions and images of motifs and techniques used in building and embellishing these pieces over many centuries. Chapter headings include: 1) Bit and Spur Makers of the Past, 2) How Contemporary Makers Learn Their Skills, 3) Bit and Spur Design, 4) Techniques Used in Bit and Spur Making, 5) List of Contemporary Bit and Spur Makers, 6) Biographies of Modern Makers. As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 38231