Buckaroo Ballads. Omar S. Barker.

Buckaroo Ballads

Santa Fe New Mexican Publishing Corporation, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo., 124 pages. Pages 28-29 have browning offset from newspaper article that was laid in near the top of the pages. Light wear to head and heel of the spine. No other notable defects. Very good +. Item #9593

"Squire Omar Barker, named after his father, was born on a small mountain ranch at Beulah, New Mexico, in 1894, youngest of the eleven children of Squire Leander and Priscilla Jane Barker. He grew up on the family homestead, attended high school and college in Las Vegas, New Mexico, was in his youth a teacher of Spanish, a high school principal, a forest ranger, a sergeant of the 502nd Engineers in France in World War I, a trombone player in Doc Patterson's Cowboy Band, a state legislator and a newspaper correspondent. He began writing and selling stories, articles, and poems as early as 1914 and became a full-time writer at the end of his legislative term in 1925. He published many books, including Vientos de las Sierras (1924), Buckaroo Ballads (1928) and Rawhide Rhymes: Singing Poems of the Old West (Doubleday, 1968)."-wikipedia.

Price: $125.00

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