Sam Haskins. Introduction by Norman Hall. Synopsis by Desmond Skirrow.
The Bodley Head. London. 1965. First edition. Hardback; grey cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. [c.150 pages.] 124 photographs in heliogravure. English. 360 x 280mm. 1.5kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, no tears, price-clipped; small bump to base of spine, knock with slight creasing to upper forecorner, slight lean to spine.
Sam Haskin's cult sixties photo book. Cowboy Kate has a photographic narrative in which eroticism meets the Wild West. In the main story Kate, a frequently-nude cow girl, is caught up in a Western plot that mirrors the movies of the genre, albeit with slightly more nudity. The book is now a classic and reflects the loosening of sexual mores and the freedom of the Swinging Sixties.
[Hasselblad. The Open Book. p.210-11; Bortolotti. Books of Nudes. p.196; Auer. 802 Photo Books. p.449]