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The Phantom Bull by Charles E Perkins

The Phantom Bull

by Charles E Perkins

Publication: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932, Boston and New York

First edition. Quarto. Small pen & ink drawing on half-title page and signed "Ed Borein." Original decorated red cloth, (6), 70 pp., illustrated. Illustrations by Edward Borein. "Borein, along with Charlie Russell, is the most authentic of all the early cowboy artists by virtue of his familiarity with the lifestyle, sites and sounds of the west. 'I will leave only an accurate picture of the West, nothing else but that. If anything isn't authentic or just right, I won't put it in any of my work.'" Of this work Dobie says, "Fictional narrative of veracity; literature." The story of El Fantasmo, the legendary Mexican bull that slaughtered El Lobo, the cattle-killing gray wolf, and crippled the Spanish toreador, El Gallo. Very good, tight copy in internally reinforced dust jacket.

Inventory Number: 27022