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FRIEND WILL

ROGERS, Will). DE YONG, Joe. (ELLIS, Anne). (COBB, Irvin S.).

Published by The Schauer Printing Studio, Inc.,, Santa Barbara, California:, 1936
Soft cover
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(ROGERS, Will). "FRIEND WILL" by Joe De Yong. Quarto, brown printed wrappers, [28] pages, stapled, illustrated (with a frontispiece portrait of Will Rogers). A tribute to Will Rogers; contains a two-page foreword by Irvin S. Cobb, an 18-page poem by Joe De Yong, and a three-page essay by Anne Ellis (about Joe De Yong). Inscribed by Joe De Yong on the front flyleaf: "For Grace Maxie Daly~ with apologies for this poem's length. Any other faults are due to ignorance. Sincerely, Joe De Yong. Santa Barbara, California. Oct 4th, 1939." Joe De Yong, a painter, and sculptor, of Indian and western subjects, was born in Webster Grove, Missouri, and was raised in Indian territory. As a teenager he learned fancy roping from Will Rogers and earned his living as a cowboy, including working with Tom Mix in the making of western movies. He was a former protege of Charles Russell, Montana's cowboy artist, and Cecil B. DeMille, the Hollywood film producer and director. Two spine staples lightly oxidized, else a near fine copy, with the covers bright and crisp, text fresh and clean. Laid into the book is an issue of 'Santa Barbara News-Press,' March 24, 1944, with a cover photograph depicting Joe De Yong, applying "war paint" to a Crow Indian [Folio, 6 pages, folded twice; light wear to extremities]. Second printing [so stated on title page]. Bookseller Inventory # 61026

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Title: FRIEND WILL

Publisher: The Schauer Printing Studio, Inc.,, Santa Barbara, California:

Publication Date: 1936

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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