Title: The Rio Kid
Publisher: Godwin Publishers, New York, NY.
Publication Date: 1935
Book Condition: Fair
Dust Jacket Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition
Book Type: Ex-Library
Believed 1st. edition, not stated, "A Godwin Western", fair+ in light green cloth boards with black print on the cover and spine. Ex private lending library copy, "Fiction Lovers Library" stamps on illustrated front free endpaper and back free endpaper, also illustrated, and oval stamp mark on page 205. On page 314 under where it states "The End" someone has drawn a little dog in pencil with it's tail wagging and has written "of the tail" or may have been "trail" No other marks that I could find. Book itself has a gutter tear between the half title and title page, and at page 113, 127and 193 the first two of these pages loose and page 193 is missing from binding, which is otherwise firm and tight for the age of the book. The pages themselves, other than light foxing are generally clean and bright. Pictorial dust jacket is very faded and at some time has been backed by brown craft paper. Flaps are glued to the boards. A large section of the spine of the jacket is missing off the craft paper but the front and back are essentially whole as are the flaps. The front flap has a notation in pencil "18th. & G. Tue". The front free endpaper has a book summary as follows. The Rio Kid. A story of the glorious, gun-fighting West when bad-men rode the trails; when boisterous miners farmed the hills for gold. and "painted lilies" of the frontier gambling halls danced to the toon of wailing fiddles and the whispery jingle of many an outlaw's spured heels. A tale of a train robbery in the wild Wyoming hills, and of the good bad-man who stepped aboard "her saddle to see how high she flies"; a story of fighting men, a swashbuckling bandit; of a battle to the death with a posse; an aging gunman's love for a stolen youth. The story of a youth who grew to manhood on a gun-trail to become the most glamorous and deadly of the deadly; a youth who lived to right a wrong and find The One Woman, and who took her like the wild hellion he was when he found her. (WOW, they don't write like that any more) This is a rare and hard to find edition. Please call or write if you need any further information. Bookseller Inventory # 001193
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