First Autographed edition. 8vo. 500 copies have been printed and all have been autographed by the author on a tipped-in sheet at the rear of the book. This is copy No.138. Black cloth with red lettering on front cover and spine, xiv , 300 pp., frontispiece, introduction, illustrated. Mr. McKenna went to the southwest in his youth, where he experienced danger and sudden death of comrades as part of his every day life. Stories told by the author about prospecting, Indian fights, exploration, town life, and all the characters from the early days of the Black Range, the Mogollons, and the rest of the Gila Country of southwest New Mexico. The stories are humorous, poignant, amazing, and insightful. Considerable information on the Apaches. Also much on silver mining in New Mexico. Introduction by Shane Leslie. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts by Howard Simon. Good reading. Fine, bright, copy in fine, bright price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional copy.
Inventory Number: 43182