Philadelphia: John B. Stetson Company, (1925). 1st Edition. 31,  pp. B/w full-page reproduction of an original drawing by Will James made especially for this book, p. 4; b/w illustrations of excerpted authors throughout. 7" x 5-3/16". Dark grey wrappers, red/orange/black illustration of a cowboy riding a pen to front wrapper. Mild edgewear, slight soiling from handling to wrappers. Interior clean and crisp. VG+. Item #42844
Nice selection of literary Stetsoniana, including not just excerpts but snippets of unexpected literary history, as well, e.g., F. Scott Fitzgerald writing from Rome to correct Will James's "bad memory" about Stetsons in Cowboys, North and South. James provided an original drawing for the book.
From the Preface: "Now, when I know so many authors and the work of so many more and see that the Stetson to them is a classic symbol of the West, and that it is associated inseparably with the history of the development of that glamorous area and era in which true Americanism had its fullest expression, the Stetson again becomes my hat of romance and I rush into print to glorify it."
Scarce in the trade.