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Guardian Of The Law: The Life And Times Of William Matthew Tilghman. by Glenn Shirley

Guardian Of The Law: The Life And Times Of William Matthew Tilghman.

by Glenn Shirley

Publication: 1920

First edition. Special Collectors' Edition, limited to 106 signed and numbered copies. This being No. 90. 8vo. Quarter leather and cloth, gilt stamping on spine, v [1], 545 [1]pp., preface, chapter head decorations, 34pp. of photos and illustrations, notes, index. The story of the eventful life of Bill Tilghman, much of which has never appeared in print. Bill Tilghman was Marshal of Dodge City, Kansas and participated in the Kansas County Seat Wars. He later became a Deputy Marshal in Indian Territory, and was celebrated for capturing the outlaw Bill Doolin. He was Sheriff of Lincoln County, Oklahoma, a police chief, and an Oklahoma state senator. Tilghman was a lawman for almost 35 years and Bat Masterson called him "the greatest of us all." As new. Slipcase.

Inventory Number: 18855

$175.00