Austin: Sportsman Publishing Co., 1953-1959. 29 issues, varying pagination. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers, bound in gilt lettered leatherette binders. Light wear to wraps. Light toning in some issues. Very good. Item #48
A nearly complete run of True West magazine from its inception in 1953 to the end of the decade, bound in purpose-made binders gilt with the periodical title on the front board and spine. The magazine published a vast array of tales of the West and the frontier, with contributors like J. Frank Dobie, Norman Wiltsey, and many others, under the initial slogan, "Something New in Western Magazines - All Stories True!" This run contains all issues from Vol. 1, No. 1 to Vol. 6, No. 5, except for the first four issues of Vol. 4, published in 1956 and 1957, for a total of twenty-nine issues. The binders are particularly interesting and seem to have been offered for purchase by the publisher for subscribers to bind their collections at some point in the early 1960s, when the design of the magazine's cover logo begins to conform with that printed on the binders.