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Cowboy Spurs and Their Makers

Pattie, Jane

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ISBN 10: 0890963436 / ISBN 13: 9780890963432
Published by Texas A & M Univ Press, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Crisp, beautiful book in like jacket which is protected by brand new mylar. Appears unread. Book measures 8-1/2"x11-1/2" and has 172 pages including index. Only fault is sunning to front of jacket near spine (see photo). Illustrated with black and white and color photographs -- 85 B&W and 12 color. Covers artisans both past and present. Bookseller Inventory # 24884

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Title: Cowboy Spurs and Their Makers

Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Press

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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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.

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