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The Mossyhorns - Jerome Gardner

Western Book Clu, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little wear at edges of DJ, slight fading right hand front.

Old man Elverson had built an empire - had clawed it out of the prairie sod with his bare hands in accordance with the unwritten Law of the Rangemen, which came before sheriffs' law and hung on despite it. But no creation of God nor man ever lasted on the Great Plains. Not buffalo nor Indians nor Spanish wild cows nor cattle kingdoms. Each and all of them had their day, and sometimes they sensed their time of passing and sometimes they did not. Jim Elverson came in the second category.Doc McGill was a different kind altogether, a soured-up ex-army medic who'd been at Shiloh, though he, too, was trying to buck retirement for as long as he could. He and Elverson were old friends, but that friendship went up in coal oil and gunsmoke the day they burned Jim's town…