Publication: William Sloane Associates, 1950, New York
First edition thus. 8vo. Originally published in 1885, and is considered to be "Exceedingly rare." Cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, xl, 198 pp. introduction, illustrated. Contains a bibliographical study and introduction on the author by J. Frank Dobie. Illustrated by Tom Lea. Typography by Carl Hertzog. Siringo's chronicle of his life as a itchy-footed boy, cowhand, range detective, and adventurer. During his years as a cowboy he met young Billy the Kid and later led a posse of cowboys into New Mexico in pursuit of the Kid and his gang. This is a "thrilling account of hard-riding, hard-fighting years on the Texas trail in the authentic words of a man who was there." Former owner's designed name stamp on front free fly leaf else a very good copy in price-clipped dust jacket lightly sunned on the spine, reinforced with small pieces of scotch tape at the spine ends and corners, and with small creases and nicks to the extremities.
Inventory Number: 51718