Pocomoto - Cowboy Cavalier

By Rex Dixon (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1955 by Nelson
Illustrated by Jack Harman
First edition wrapper, Click to enlarge
First edition wrapper
by Jack Harman
Nelson 1955
Breezy said, 'There's many a time as you well know when death rides close to the cowboy's stirrups.'
Yes, Pocomoto did know it well - long before the end of that tremendous cattle drive across some of the most desperately difficult country in the West. But a wonderfully thrilling ride it was !
And at the very end of it he became the very proud wearer of his beloved Cav's own medallion with its inscription:

A COWBOY CAVALIER IS ONE WHO TRUSTS GOD, RIDES STRAIGHT, FEARS NO MAN AND NEVER FAILS A FRIEND. SUCH A MAN IS HE WHO WEARS THIS MEDALLION.

Is any danger too great to risk for that ?

First Edition:
Nelson 1955:
Hardback with dustwrapper; full colour dustwrapper and frontispiece, different picures; remaining six illustrations in black and white, all illustrations by Jack Harman; red boards with title and rearing cowboy logo on front board, lariat logo spine; 135x193mm; 207pp; front flap gives publisher's 'blurb' transcribed above; rear flap lists ten books in series including this one; cover price 5/- net

Other Editions:

Nelson Junior 1959:
Paperback edition; 120x180mm; 207pp; no frontispiece; 6 b/w illustrations; pagination identical to first edition; cover picture by unknown artist, rear describes the Junior series and then gives first part of 'blurb' from front flap of original edition; cover price 2/6 net
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Paperback cover of the
Nelson Junior edition
1959

Foreign Editions:

De Sleutel, Flanders, 1957:
as Pocomoto Flitsende hoeven
Harback edition, with dustwrapper; 152 pages.


Gebruder Weiss Verlag 1965:
as Pocomoto auf Grosser Fahrt
Translation by Ursula Markum.


[another German edition ?] Verlag Saurlander:
as Pocomoto auf Grosser Fahrt
Illustrated by Weiner Burger; 183pp.


Buchergilde Gatenberg, Zurich, Switzerland 1963:
as Pocomoto auf Grosser Fahrt
Illustrated by Heint Steiger.


unstated publisher, Norway 1969:
as Pocomoto og det lange rittet.



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