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A Sketch Of Sam Bass, The Bandit. by Charles L. Martin

A Sketch Of Sam Bass, The Bandit.

by Charles L. Martin

Publication: Univ of Oklahoma, 1956, Norman

First printing of Western Frontier Library Edition. Vol. 6. Boards, 166pp., illustrations. A fine reprint of the very rare 1880 edition, with an excellent introduction by Ramon Adams. An outstanding story of the life of this famous outlaw. "Sam Bass is perhaps the most notorious Texas outlaw of the 1870s. Within four years he and his band robbed trains, stages, and stores from the Dakota Territory to the Mexican border. He was not a killer, and because the railroads and their high freight rates were unpopular, Bass quickly became a legendary hero. Nevertheless, Wells Fargo agents, railroad detectives, Texas Rangers, and posses of private citizens chased Bass from his hideout in Denton County, Texas, throughout the old Southwest until he was shot by Texas Rangers in an attempted bank robbery at Round Rock, Texas, in 1878." Fine in dust jacket with light edgewear and a 3/4" closed tear.

Inventory Number: 6416

$30.00