First edition. 8vo. Signed and dated by the author. Laid-in is a typed letter dated May 9, 1946, on Kansas State College stationery and signed in ink by Streeter advising about the history of the book, copies available, and cost per each. Black-stamped brown cloth, 236 pp., illustrations. "This able historian gives a good picture of the various cow towns of Kansas and the activities of the gunmen who lived in them."--Adams. "One of the best books on the cow towns, bringing together considerable information. The history is accurate and well written."--Reese. A classic book relating much information about the wagon trails, Indian attacks, Pony Express, cattle drives, the buffalo, as well as an in-depth history of the lawmen and outlaws of Abilene, Ellsworth, Newton, Wichita, and Dodge City. An important account of the early development of Kansas and the surrounding areas. Fine, tight and bright copy in internally reinforced with archival tape dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners, and lightly soiled at head of spine. Sharp copy. Rare in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 31789