Cowboys North and South by Will James

By Will James

whilst first released in 1924, Cowboys North and South was once eagerly authorised via a public hungry to understand extra approximately cowboys and the West. no longer when you consider that Mark Twain had somebody been such a success in shooting a slice of Americana.

Now this vintage number of cowboy tales is accessible for the 1st time as an booklet. New readers from world wide can notice that may James’s writing and art stay as clean and important this day as while he first set his pen to it over 90 years in the past.

The e-book was once hailed through the critics:

“All the lifetime of the genuine cow-punchers, his paintings, his amusements, the catch and taming of the mustang or wild horse, the driving and the roping. –Chicago Post

“It is a satisfaction from preface to tail-piece, and whole of amazingly reliable pen-and-ink drawings by way of the writer. . . . each web page of it really is soaking up. when you need to know the ‘real’ cowboy, to work out him at paintings and play, to percentage with him that eager for a ‘country the place i will unfold my loop with no getting it stuck in a fence-post,’ and to appreciate his point of view of lifestyles commonly, Cowboys North and South is a booklet that mustn't ever be ignored. Any each of the illustrations is worthy framing.” –Philadelphia Record

“Will James is a cowboy. he's additionally a couple of different issues. he's a draftsman of horses, critters, and males. he's the possessor of a prose type, of a saline wit, of a ask yourself feel of the unusual whirl of civilization which, starting in Asia in the dead of night a while, threw males all of the method around the western plains through the center of the 19th century. . . . he's not writing language, he's writing residing speech.” –New York World

In the preface to Cowboys North and South, James writes, “The cowboy’s existence can’t be learnt in an afternoon or perhaps a yr, it’s a existence you were given to be raised at to appreciate, and I’ve had it proved that during my paintings even tho it can be tough, all of the fogeys of the cow international locations are backing me in what I say, and that i pay attention an analogous holler as I used to whilst driving the side-winding bucker ‘stay many years cowboy.’”

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