118. MAYFIELD, Eugene O. Fairy Tales of the Western Range and Other Tales. Lincoln: Jacob North & Co., . 165 [1 blank] pp., frontispiece illustration of a buffalo (Old Monarch). 8vo, original green pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in black. A fair copy only, but signed and with quotation by author: “Children and animals are so much alike that he who loves one must of necessity love the other.” Moderate soiling and cover wear (extremities frayed and cloth split at lower joint but hinge holding), scattered pencil marks, two leaves damaged in blank margins but no loss (pp. 57-60). Contemporary ink gift inscription on card mounted to front pastedown. On rear pastedown is later printed label of John S. Mayfield.
First edition. Adams, Herd 1462: “Scarce.” Tales include: “A Cowboy Alone with His Conscience,” “The Cowboy’s Dream,” and “Long Horn Loses His Temper.” ($50-100)
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