[Item #62134] Whar' the Hand o' God Is Seen [Inscribed]. Captain Jack CRAWFORD.

Whar' the Hand o' God Is Seen [Inscribed]

New York: New York Lyceum Publishing, 1913. Revised and enlarged. 12mo (19cm). Dark red cloth stamped in gilt; [ii],163,[1]pp; frontispiece, one additional plate. Lengthy authorial inscription on recto of frontispiece. Sound, lightly rubbed, with abraded and marked patch on front board, else generally Very Good.

John Wallace "Captain Jack" Crawford (1847-1917) was an army scout on the Western frontier in the 1870s, a star in Buffalo Bill Cody's shows about the Wild West, and an author of poems and plays about his frontier experiences. He popularized and spread the myth of the western hero. This self-published collection of his poems is inscribed with an original poem:

"To Elsie
I'm sending a book for your birthday
Of poems, some sad and some gay
But all of them breathing the spirit
Of faith and of cheer for your way
It was written by my friend--a soldier
Of times when he lay on his back
It carries my love unto you dear
And also that of my friend Jack
Sincerely [illeg.] and J. W. Crawford "Capt. Jack"

Price: $300.00

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