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The Western Pony; Written and Illustrated by William R. Leigh; Foreword by James L. Clark.

Leigh, William Robinson, 1866-1955) Leigh, William R.

Published by Huntington Press,, New York & London, 1933
Condition: Good Hardcover
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117 p. 6 tipped-in color plates from paintings by the author, printed by master color printer Max Jaffé of Vienna, with protective tissue guards over four of the plates; 18 additional illustrations in text from the artist's drawings. With partial list of the artist's principal paintings and owners, p. 115-116. Includes chapters on "The Wild Horse and His Enemies"; "The Cowboy and His Horse" "The Navajo Pony - His Temperament and Characteristics"; "Role of the Mustang in the Winning of the West"; etc. This rare first edition is said to have been published in an edition of 100 copies, although nowhere in the book is there indication of its being a limited edition. It includes an additional plate, 9" x 12", laid in loose, signed in ink by the artist. This is the same plate that appears opposite page 80 with the caption, "Nobody but a Navaho would hang his lariat on the left side! . . . " but titled "The old black mustang can go when he has to" in the list of illustrations. The legend "printed in Austria" appears at the bottom right margin of the plate. One of hallmarks of Western Americana. Bookseller Inventory # 013854

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Title: The Western Pony; Written and Illustrated by...

Publisher: Huntington Press,, New York & London

Publication Date: 1933

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Good

Signed: Signed by the Artist

Edition: First Edition

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