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Synopsis: Cowboy spurs are a pure form of American folk art. Like the cowboy himself, the way spurs developed was molded by their use and the environment of the range, along with a generous dose of individualism and pride. Cowboy Spurs and Their Makers tells the fascinating story of this western art and the artisans and provides a valuable reference for identifying spurs used by riders of Texas and the Southwest.
A visit with contemporary spur maker Jerry Lindley, with pictures of him at work, traces the process and mechanics of hand forging spurs and decorating them by the overlay method. Individual chapters are devoted to the most prominent makers of cowboy spurs—manufacturers Buermann and North & Judd, the spur and bit companies of Crockett, Shipley, and Kelly, and hometown blacksmiths such as Bianchi, Causey, and the Boone clan. In lively detail their histories unfold, along with helpful descriptions of their techniques and most representative spurs.
Eighty-five black-and-white photographs and twelve color plates lavishly illustrate the spurs and their makers. An appendix lists many other artisans, past and present, with the locations of their shops and the identifying characteristics of their products. This book will become a standard reference for students, historians, and general readers alike—for everyone who values the important contribution of the cowboy to our cultural heritage and of the blacksmith who shaped the cowboy’s badge of honor, his spurs.
About the Author: JANE PATTIE is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in Western topics. From her home in Aledo, Texas, she has traveled extensively throughout the United States to interview many of the oldtime spur makers(all now deceased) and today’s collectors.
Title: Cowboy Spurs and Their Makers (Centennial ...
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description TAMU Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001138183
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Book Description Texas A & M Univerisity Press, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Second Printing. 172 pages including Index. Bookseller Inventory # 021591
Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 1991. Hard Cover with Dustjacket. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover with dustjacket : fine / fine. Jacket in new mylar protector. 2nd printing. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 070447
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Book Description Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Number 35 of the Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M university. Pictures of Jerry Lindley at work making his decorative spurs. Ships same or next business day. Previous owner's name and date on the free endpaper. Otherwise in fine condition. Dust jacket protected in an archival cover. ; Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 172 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 73415
Book Description Texas A & M University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Third printing. 172 pages. Illustrated with black and white photos. Owner name on fly leaf, else near fine. Dust jacket has an edge tear on top and bottom plus a nick on spine end. DJ also has typical shelf scuffs to glossy finish. (E1). Bookseller Inventory # 4828
Book Description TAMU Press 1991-01-01, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 0890963436. Bookseller Inventory # 693903
Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0890963436 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0591476