Publication: Constable, 1997, London
First edition. Stiff pictorial wrappers, 317pp., illustrated. Declared to be "a vindication," this work is of disputed authorship....some attribute it to Horn himself; others to Horns' friend and employer, John Coble. While still others attribute it to Hattie Louthan, relative of the publisher. Contains much on Tom Horn's days as a scout and interpreter in the Apache Wars in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico in the 1870's and 1880's. The remainder addresses Horn's days in Wyoming, with letters from friends attesting to his character as Horn stood accused and convicted of the murder of Willie Nickell. Horn was hanged for this crime on November 20, 1903. A controversial book about a controversial man and a murder conviction that is still debated today. Very light wear to top edge of spine. Two 1/2" closed tears and 1/4" chip to fore-edge of rear wrapper else a clean, tight, very good copy.
Inventory Number: 37396