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    GEORGE GROSS (American 20th Century)
    Trouble at Quinn's Crossing (Gunsmoke Western), paperback cover, 1971
    Oil on board
    15.5 x 9.5 in.
    Signed lower left
    This illustration appeared on the cover of Nelson Nye's Western novel, Trouble at Quinn's Crossing, Ace Books, 1971.

    "When the little drummer rode his wagon into Quinn's crossing, few could have foreseen the load of trouble it carried. Horatio Gill, Grudden's Number One, was small but deadly. The product he brought to Quinn's Crossing had sparked many a range war. But Gill's goal in life was to sell barbed wire and he didn't care what happened to the people he sold it to. But Quinn's Crossing was a tight little town, and it was very questionable whether anyone would buy his wire. More than likely they would hang him on it. And even if that ace salesman pulled another coup for Grudden there was no saying that he would be allowed to hang fence without getting some powdersmoke-propelled barbs in his back."


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    The art board has an overall size of 22 x 15 in. Aside from some foxing at the top of the board, the art is in Very Good condition.

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