"The Last Catch at Sand Wash," reprinted in the magazine Horse Lover
San Francisco: California Horse Lovers' Association, February-March 1946. James, Will; T. Edgar Johnston. First edition of magazine. Soft cover. One ill. by James in the story. 36p in the magazine, many ills. and ads, with a Western focus. Covers are chipped, torn, and lightly stained, as shown. Cover art shows “A Tennessee Walker” by T. Edgar Johnston. Internally nice, clean, complete. Ca. 9 x 12 inches. Good. Item #31288
The story, which was first published in 1926 in Sunset, runs across several pages. One line seems to have been dropped. The passage reads “I was about ready to pull the rope that’d close the gate when shape, the stallion was coming in to have his drink, alone.” This issue also includes a long article by Carl Raswan on “Racing Arabs in America,” “Shortening and Lengthening Stride” by Col. Emil Engel, wild horses of Asia and South America, a description of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade (with several photos of Palominos), racing news, and more. Early issues of Horse Lover like this one are very scarce. It was subtitled “The Horse for Health, National Defense, Equitation, Horse Shows, Dude Ranches, Racing, Polo, Trail Riding, Breeding, Sport and Rodeos.”.