The Cowman & His Code of Ethics, SIGNED by Author & Designer, 1969, Fine

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Adams, Ramon F. The Cowman & His Code of Ethics (Austin, TX: The Encino Press, 1969).
English, SIGNED by author and designer, No. 823 of 850 copies, Fine, HC, 8vo, 9 1/2" x 6 1/2," 33 pp.

Fine, SIGNED, No. 823 of 850 copies, brown paper-covered boards with black lettering on front and spine and black wrap-around illustration on front and back. Covers have slight fading along spine and slight wear to extremities, else clean and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Pages have light to moderate age toning, else pristine and intact. Deckled edges, some of which are possibly from pages being opened. SIGNED by author and designer. Author's signature in dark blue pen on front flyleaf: "Ramon F. Adams." Designer's signature in black ink on verso of Page 33: "Inscribed with pleasure for Bob Reynolds, Bill Wittliff, Austin TX, 1970." Back colophon: "This book has been issued in an edition of 850 copies of which this is Copy 823; Text set in 11-point Waverley by G & S Typsetters; Printed by The Whitley Company; On ton Linweave Text supplied by The Lone Star Paper Company; Bound by Custom Bookbinders; Design by William D. Wittliff." Beautiful copy of the final installment of Ramon F. Adams's trilogy about the American Cowboy. The first two books in the trilogy were The Cowman & His Philosophy and The Cowboy & His Humor. Ramon F. Adams (1889-1976) was an American author and historian who specialized in local histories and folklore about cowboys and the American West.