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159. RUSSELL, Charles M[arion]. Good Medicine: The Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell. With an Introduction by Will Rogers and a Biographical Note by Nancy C. Russell. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930. 162, [2] pp., almost entirely colored illustrations, illustrated endpapers (of the painting “Where Tracks Spell War or Meat”). Folio, original tan buckram with ruling and buffalo skull in dark brown and gilt on upper cover and spine, t.e.g. Very fine in moderately chipped, worn, dust-soiled, and price-clipped d.j.

First trade edition, preceded by a 1929 presentation edition limited to 134 copies. The present trade edition has on verso of title below copyright: “First Edition After Printing of 134 Deluxe copies.” Adams , Herd 1968. Dobie, p. 117: “A collection of Russell’s letters, illustrations saying more than written words.” Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 7. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 48n (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #52); p. 84 (“A Range Man’s Library): “Contains a number of brilliantly illustrated letters.... Both the illustrations & Russell’s words mirror the range.” Howes R527. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 24. Yost & Renner 43a. ($250-500)

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