First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, xi , 412 pp., preface, illustrated, portraits, two folding birds eye views of Denton, Texas, index. Adams ONE-FIFTY 6: "This rare book contains a chapter on Sam Bass, telling of his life in Denton; his start in crime; his career; and his death." Dykes BILLY THE KID 70: "Very scarce. Considerable material on John S. Chisum, one-time resident of Denton County, is contained in this history..." Much sought by cattle, outlaw and county history collectors. An old water stain to the bottom edge of each page, an old glue stain to the front and rear pastedown sheets, and some cosmetic restoration to the spine, else a very good copy of an elusive title.
Inventory Number: 41609