[ Memorial address, with fulsome inscription from author Ralph W. Yarborough to Anthony Rota. ] Frank Dobie: Man and Friend.

Author: 
Ralph W. Yarborough [ Ralph Webster Yarborough ] (1903-1996), Texan Democratic politician [ J. Frank Dobie [ James Frank Dobie ] (1888-1964); Anthony Rota, London bookseller; Jeff Dykes ]
Publication details: 
'The GREAT WESTERN Series, No. 1 | Potomac Corral, The Westerners | Washington, D.C., November 1967'. Second printing, 1968 (with autograph note by Yarborough stating that it is 'for the Friends of Ralph Yarborough only').
£50.00
SKU: 18792

[3] + ii + 16pp., 8vo. A very good copy, in cream boards, with title and illustration of ox skull printed in brown on front cover. The address to 'The Potomac Corral of the Westerners' is preceded by a full-page photograph of Dobie and Yarborough and a two-page foreword about Yarborough by Jeff Dykes titled 'Pancho's Friend Ralph'. Signed by Yarborough on the title-page, with the following explanatory note beside the printing information on the reverse of the title-leaf: 'this edition for the Friends of Ralph Yarborough only, and is not offered for sale'. The inscription, on the front free endpaper, reads: 'To the Hon. [sic] Anthony Rota | In memory of his distinguished father's (Bertram Rota) visit, during his lifetime, to the Paisano Ranch, for a night with the Armadillo and with the beloved late J. Frank "Don Pancho" Dobie. | With esteem and best wishes for a pleasant stay - under the Lone Star | Ralph W. Yarborough | Austin, Texas | March 30, 1973'. No copy of this second edition on OCLC WorldCat, and no copy whatsoever on COPAC.