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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. A later printing of the 1931 first edition. Original orange cloth printed in black, in pictorial dust jacket, illustrated (by Lee Townsend), 280 pp. A presentation copy: "With love to Foxy - Just as a little encouragement. Fjeril. Christmas, 1936. Ludmila K. Foxlee." The story of an eastern girl who takes a job teaching school in Nevada cow country, based on the author's first job in Big Smoky Valley. "It's supposed to be a book for girls, but I liked it, and....boys and men will like it, too." (Will James in "The Saturday Review of Literature", September 19, 1931). The cowboys described in the book were true to life, "not the kind that you read about in wild west stories." Ludmila Foxlee worked for the YWCA in New York, helping immigrants adjust to their new lives in the United States. The Ludmila K. Foxlee "Papers on Immigration Aid Societies at Ellis Island" reside in the research library of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. For more on Fjeril Hess, see her entry in Kunitz and Haycraft, "The Junior Book of Authors", 1951. The volume in Fine condition, the jacket is very good - price clipped, spine sunned, a little edge wear, lightly soiled on the rear panel.
Title: Buckaroo. A Story of Pinon Ranch.
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Seller ID: hess,fjeril.135newyork:themacmillancompany,1936.