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Ellis, Edward Sylvester. Cowmen and rustlers: a story of the Wyoming cattle ranges in 1892. Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., 1898. 12mo (19 cm; 7.5"). Frontis., iv, 322 pp.; 2 plts. $65.00
This fictional tale, for the young audience, of the frontier life in Wyoming follows the Whitney family, residents of western Maine, and Hugh Whitney, the husband of the household who works in the cattle business in Wyoming and Montana. American author Edward S. Ellis (1840–1916) was known for his historical fiction and dime novels. In addition to the one hundred titles Ellis published under his own name, he also published an impressive number of novels under over a dozen pseudonyms.
The three black and white plates (including the frontispiece) are illustrated by W.M. Cary.
Binding: Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering and brown and black decoration to spine. On the front board, black lettering and decoration of two Native American warriors on the bank of a river stamped in black and brown.
Provenance: The initials "S.E.L." are stamped on the front free endpaper.
Bound as above; very slight bumping to spine-ends. Interior faintly age-toned. Overall a great copy. (37553) Please RESHELVE This.
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