The Prairie Dusters

By Tex Bancroft (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1953 by Herbert Jenkins
***First edition wrapper. Click to enlarge and see full picture
dustwrapper
by
'Tayler'
2nd impression
Herbert Jenkins 1953
To Angeltown Keeps and Doc Hennessy jogging slowly through the cattlelands of the Pecos Plain, the "Prairie Dusters" were just a name. But to Sav Hollowdown's cowmen the Dusters represented the slickest, toughest Shorthorn snatchers in the West - an outfit which left few cattle and no tell-tale tracks. Small wonder, then, that the cowmen took no chances with strangers, and that Keeps and the Doc found themselves the unwilling guests at a lynching party.

But, thanks to Mel Kincaid, the party ended abruptly and the partners themselves took a hand against the rustlers. When the shooting began in earnest , Angeltown and Hennessy showed they could ride harder and shoot straighter than the next man - useful attainments in a country where hot lead was more eloquent than honeyed words.

First edition:
Herbert Jenkins 1953:
Hardback with dustwrapper.

Reprinted:
2nd impression 1953:
Hardback, with dustwrapper; red boards with black blocking; picture of cowboy and 'Western' on spine; 127x190mm; 190pp; not illustrated; dustwrapper picture wraps to include the spine; front flap has 'blurb' reproduced above; cover price not known but adverts for others in series give 8/6 net.


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