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Object ID 003215

Object Name Look of the Old West

Object Desc A book of collected information and stories about the "Old West."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002899

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 20

Object Date 1955

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords westerns,books,children's literature,Evelyn Curro,Foster-Harris,

Title Look of the Old West, The



Edition First, 1955

Description / Abstract A book of collected information and stories about the Old West. Illustrations by Evelyn Curro.

Physical Description The dust jacket is orange with an image of a wagon train, Native Americans on horseback, a herd of buffalo, and cowboys. It is framed by a wooden frame with horseshoes, a rifle, a lanturn, a canteen and a knife. The title is in gold at the top and the author and illustrator are listed at the bottom. The spine features the image of a lanturn and the title, author and publishing information. The book itself is hardcovered and has a clothbound spine in a cream and light, dusty brown. Images of an animal skull, a rifle, a sword and a cowboy are on the cloth.

Author (William) Foster-Harris

Author Details Wrote books about writing stories, such as a book about writing plots and a book about writing fiction.




Language English

Publisher Viking

Publisher Details Founded by Harold K. Guinzburg and George S. Oppenheim in New York City on 1 March 1925. It was acquired by the Penguin Group in 1975. Publishes many books of fiction and non-fiction, and children's literature since 1933.

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Image Caption CMY2899



Date APR 12,2015

Summary Very Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The dust jacket has edge wear and is chipped and ripped towards the top. The spine of the jacket is sunned. The book itself has very little wear and pages are tight.


Date APR 18,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin