First edition of Rocky’s Chuck Wagon Stories by Rocky Reagan, inscribed to Texas Congressman George H.W. Bush.
Octavo, vii, 160pp. Brown cloth, title printed in brown on spine with illustration of a chuck wagon on front cover. Light foxing to outer edge of text block, rubbing to cloth. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $3.95 on front flap, light shelf wear, sunning to spine, bright illustration on cover. Inscribed on the half-title: “3-13-1969 / To George Bush, The stories of yesteryears ring true in our lives today. Your friend, Rocky Reagan.”
Rocky Reagan (1883-1975) was one of the largest landowners in Texas and an avid promoter of oil and gas development in South Texas. When this book was inscribed, George Bush was a congressman representing the 7th Congressional District of Texas. Provenance: From the Bush Family Estate in Kennebunkport, ME.