SIGNED and dated on the ffep by the author as well as a SIGNED Christmas card taped to the inside front board, "from our outfit to yours. Glenn & Irene Vernam". Stated first edition. Lightly smudged to front edges. Gilt spur on front board is bright and clean. Minor shelfwear to boards. Interior is clean and crisp. Four closed tears:2 @ bottom edge front panel, head of spine and top edge of rear panel fold. Dust jacket has been "plasticized" and shows some dirt & smudging, now protected in brodart cover. Scans gladly provided upon request. A vast amount of information regarding the equipment, dress and vocabulary pertaining to man & horse throughout history. Particular attention paid to the American cowboy. A veritable encyclopedia of horseman lore.