1908 · East Aurora, New York
by Crawford, Captain Jack and Elbert Hubbard
East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters, 1908. Octavo. 143 pages, he dedicates the book to Thomas F. Walsh, after opening with his poems of the West with its vast canyons and open ranges. He writes to his Kentucky Rifle and his Winchester, he also writes likening himself to a bucking horse. He has poems reminiscent of his days serving with Pennsylvania's 48th Regiment as he writes the poems "The True Story of Marching Through Georgia" and "To the Daughter of John B. Gordon". When Crawford died in 1917, newspapers across the nation reported on the event, one writer paying tribute in these words: "[Crawford] was a real scout, and a real poet, a man with a warrior's soul and the heart of a woman" since he wrote affectionately with respect to women. Bound in dark brown suede lettered in gilt, red silk pastedowns, yapped edges with some short tears or chips. A good copy housed within a paper covered clamshell.(original?).
(Inventory #: 027407)