The Old West as Told by Billy McGinty (Signed)
[Ripley, OK]: The Ripley Review, Publshers, 1937. First printing. A few monochrome illustrations. Wrappers. Octavo. 108 pages. Very good. Bound in wood grain printed paper covers over a stapled binding. Some edge wear to covers, including a few short closed tears and minor rubs.
A scarce firsthand account of cattle drives and ranching in Oklahoma. Has information on some outlaws such as Tulsa Jack Blake and Arkansas Tom Jones.
William M. McGinty also rode with Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders in the Spanish American War. He was a very early cowboy in movies, filming a bronc busting act for Paris World's Fair in 1889. McGinty's Cowboy Band was the first western string band broadcast in the U.S. when they played for KFRU radio station in 1925.
A rather scarce item these days, particularly signed, as it this one is. McGinty has penned his name at the bottom of a portrait of him breaking a horse preceding the title page.
Ref. SIX GUNS 1406; RAMPAGING HERD 1402.