Pocomoto and the Texas Ranger

By Rex Dixon (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1960 by Nelson
Illustrated by Robert Hodgson

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First edition dustwrapper
by Robert Hodgson
Nelson 1960
What do you do when you hear a friend is in trouble and branded a murderer and a traitor to his friends ? Do you listen and say you can't believe it - or do you saddle up and go out to help him ?
There was never any doubt in Poco's mind, and Tim was Poco's friend so naturally he went along too, on the long, dusty trail to find Laredo and clear his name.

First Edition:
Nelson 1960:
Hardback with dustwrapper; red cloth with black lettering and logos front board and spine - (variant advertised as blue cloth with blind lettering); 130x190mm; 197pp; full colour dustwrapper and frontispiece, different pictures; remaining 8 full-page illustrationschapter head picture for Chapter 1 and endpiece in black and white, all unsigned but by Robert Hodgson; dustwrapper front flap has 'blurb' - transcribed above; rear flap lists rest of series up to and including Pocomoto and the Lost Hunters; cover price 7/6 net.

Other Editions:

Hamlyn Merlin 1968:
New paperback edition, one of the four Pocomoto books to be republished in Merlin editions.
They all have attractive new covers, unfortunately the artist is not credited, and they contain illustrations, again uncredited.
The first to be issued in this edition were Pocomoto - Tenderfoot and Pocomoto - Pony Express Rider in 1967 as M9 and M10. Pocomoto and the Robber's Trail, M41, was published the following year, followed by the last - M42 - this book.

Oddly, the cover of this edition pluralises the title to become 'Pocomoto and the Texas Rangers'. The title page, however, retains the singular form.

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Merlin paperback cover
Hamlyn 1968

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