This is a large and impressive hardcover book entitled The Book of the American West. It was prepared under the direction of Jay Monaghan who at the time, 1963, was a consultant to the Wyles Collection of Lincolniana and Western Americana, University of California. The art director was Clarence P. Hornung. There are nine authors whose names are listed on the inside cover page. Each author selected for his own specialty on the subject. It is an extensive narrative of facts, legend and folklore about the history of West. Nearly every page has wonderful art illustrations or photographs of some kind. 608 pages.
Copyright 1963 and published by Simon and Shuster Inc., New York. This is a 1969 printing. The condition is used in very good shape with clean pages. The binding is tight. Light normal use soiling on the outside. The paper jacket has some wear of the top and bottom edges of the binding and this was later protected with an additional plastic jacket over it. There is a small handwritten pencil note for price on the inside cover page.
The size is 11.0” by 8.75” by 2.0”. The weight is 5.0 Lb. 4.0 oz.
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