Pocomoto and the Mexican Bandits

By Rex Dixon (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1963 by Nelson
Illustrated by Robert Hodgson
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First edition dustwrapper
probably by Robert Hodgson
Nelson 1963
"Keep lookin' at them holes in your hats and figure how three inches lower is all the space you got between living and dying."

Such is the terse warning given by the notorious Dice Boyne to Poco and Tim who are hot on the trail of hidden treasure in the Gulf of California where, four hundred years ago, when the Spaniards first came there, tales of treasure were rife. Men still search for treasure there today and among them Poco, partly to help his friends, and partly because it is an adventure and a challenge; but he had not reckoned with the Boyne brothers - wanted men, quick on the draw, who stop at nothing to further their ends . . .

The above 'blurb' is from the front flap of the dustwrapper.

First Edition:
Nelson, London 1963:
My copy:
Hardback edition with dustwrapper; red boards with black blocking; cowboy on rearing horse logo on the front board; 136x194mm; pages ix, 203; black and white frontispiece and five other full page illustrations; small chapter-head illus above chapter one and a small tailpiece on an unnumbered page after the text; full colour dustwrapper, picture (uncredited and unsigned) wraps to include the spine; cover price 7s 6d net.

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