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Cowboy Kate & Other Stories

Haskins, Sam

London. The Bodley Head. 1965
First edition of Haskins' second book; his first was Five Girls published in 1962.

A spectacular copy of a beautifully printed (in gravure) Sam Haskins title. This copy with the hardly-ever-seen and hence mythical original cardboard slipcase. The German edition published the same year was issued in a delightful pictorial slipcase. Copies of the original English edition in its somewhat plain slipcase are exceedingly rare.
Folio.(356 x 275 mm). Illustrated throughout in monochrome, typography and design by Sam Haskins and Julius Sher. Original publisher's grey cloth with black title to upper board and spine, original monochrome dust-jacket, and cardboard slipcase. Very minor tear to head of dust-jacket and very slight creasing where book has slid into slipcase. Overall a fine copy.