Octavo (23 cm), pp. 180. Special limited edition, number 388 of 1,000 printed. White boards with black quarter cloth binding and gilt titling. Upper board features a black and white photograph by Joanne Berghold, as does the jacket. A collection of 33 essays assembled largely from Beer's Ranch Life column in Big Sky Journal. "I don't know that anyone writing today knows the devastating heartbreaks and simple triumphs of ranch life as well as Ralph Beer." (James Welch) Dust jacket present. First Edition.