A Gallery of Dudes. By Marshall Sprague. First Edition, First Printing. Little, Brown. Boston, 1964.

$18.00

Marshall Sprague was a journalist and non-fiction author of many books on the American West. He became a favorite son of Colorado Springs after several publications about the history of the region. Yet A Gallery of Dudes is probably his most widely appreciated work. In his Foreword, Sprague describes the rise of the term “dude” in 1883 which referred to a person, usually a man, who dressed in formal attire and spoke properly with a sophisticated demeanor while exploring in the rugged American West. In this sense, the dudes were an esthetic movement with an adventurous lifestyle. According to Sprague, “That is what the dudes in my gallery sought”–to have adventures, and dress well during them. With this definition in mind, Sprague then fills his pages with the adventures and histories of notable dudes alongside images of their attire, maps of regions, original photos, and more. No work captures the essence of dudes quite so well.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original half cloth boards, near fine with only minor fading and rubbing to corners. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, very good with only fading, rubbing to edges, small closed tears, and minor creases.

A delightful first edition about the original dudes.

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A Gallery of Dudes. By Marshall Sprague. First Edition, First Printing. Little, Brown. Boston, 1964.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in