Lot 669

The Foreman of JA6 1st edt.1911 By E. Joy Johnson

Estimate: $100 - $200

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In this lot is a first edition of "The Foreman of the JA6" by E. Joy Johnson, published in 1911. Edith Hancock Johnson (1876 – 1946), who wrote under the pen-name of E. Joy Johnson, was an American novelist of the early 20th century. Before marrying, Edith Hancock was an assistant at the Lusk post office and a typesetter at the Lusk Herald office, a newspaper belonging to J.E. Mayes, her brother-in-law. She was also among the first women in Wyoming to own a drug store, but she gave it up when she married. "This book contains for the most part, incidents in my life as the wife of a stockman in the wild range land, and is actual history of the eastern part of Wyoming. The life of the frontier range, as I have known it since childhood, is no more. The thousands of cattle trailed from the southern ranges to those of the north, have been divided into small herds and in the place of the long-horned, slim-bodied, racy looking dogie of the yesteryears, we find the slick, red, short-horned, well bred, slow-moving, harmless steer." This book is considered an important historical work as a reflection of the times. The book is in good condition for its age and measures 7 3/4" X 5 1/2" X 1".