Lot 421

Scorpion Good Bad Horse by Will James 1st Ed. 1936

Estimate: $250 - $500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
Included in this lot is “Scorpion a Good Bad Horse” by Will James; it is a first edition and was published in 1936. Will James (June 6, 1892 - September 3, 1942) was a French Canadian artist and writer of the American West. He is known for writing “Smoky the Cowhorse”, for which he won the 1927 Newbery Medal, as well as numerous "cowboy" stories for adults and children. His artwork, which predominantly involved cowboy and rodeo scenes, followed "in the tradition of Charles Russell", and much of it was used to illustrate his books. This book is about a young orphan boy finds companionship with his horses and an old trapper as they travel together through the Rocky Mountains of the Old West. Tim, trading his horse for a chestnut bronco named Scorpion that is either going to be mighty good or mighty bad. The book is in good condition and measures 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" x 1".