Publication: Sturgis & Walton Company, 1910, New York
First edition. 8vo. Cloth, xxvi, 326 pp., facsimile of a letter from Theodore Roosevelt, introduction, collector's note. Introduction by Barrett Wendell. Collector's note by John A. Lomax. This original first edition was issued in 1910 and contained 326 pages of cowboy songs. This was the first collection of cowboy songs and ballads, some with music. Former owner's inked name on the front free fly leaf, an old newspaper clipping titled "Cowboy Outfits Costly" has been glued to the front pastedown sheet, which in turn tanned a portion of the front free fly leaf, on the rear fly leaf a newspaper article has been affixed with a straight pin titled "Expert On Folk-Lore Will Lecture Here," with a picture of John A. Lomax and a lecture to be given at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. Also a very tiny corner chip to the top corners of the first few pages and binding is starting to loosen, else a very good copy of a scarce item. A Merrill Aristocrat of the Cow Country.
Inventory Number: 47081