The Blue Sombrero

By Brett Cameron (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1951 by Werner Laurie

A Western novel for adults - the first book in the Blue Sombrero series.

First edition wrapper. Click to enlarge and see full picture
First edition dustwrapper
Werner Laurie 1951
With a style as subtle and swift as that of an expert gun-thrower, Brett Cameron presents here a new brand of hero- - Don Panchito, the laughing caballero of the West. Panchito, son of a Texan father and a Mexican senorita, is the Robin Hood of the Bad Lands, out to protect the small ranchers against the octopus-grasp of the huge K-W combine. How he does so, clashing by a strange coincidence with his own father, and how he finally defeats the combine in a savage battle of whips is told by Brett Cameron in an action-packed and thrilling narrative. Connoisseure of Western fiction will find here an intoxicating vintage in this brilliant new author.
First edition:
Werner Laurie 1951:
Hardback, with dustwrapper; yellow cloth with black blocking; Werner Laurie 'Western' logo in cloth spine and spine of jacket; not illustrated; 130x190 mm; 223 pages; dusterapper illustration signed Wilding; blurb from front flap of wrapper transcribed above; cover price 7s 6d net.

Foreign editions:

Shakespeare Head, Australia, 1953:
in Western Monthly magazine, issue No. 64, September 1953
The main story in this issue of the cheap 'pulp' magazine. With a new cover illustration; cover price '1/6'.

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