Publication: The Western Baptist Publishing Co, 1914, Kansas City
First edition. 8vo. Inscribed by the author to the then Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, "with highest regards of the author." Original dark green cloth, gold stamping on the spine, including the words, "Introduction by S. M. Brown," , 308 pp., frontis. [portrait], illustrated, plates, portraits. Speeches and writings by the dauntless St. Louis attorney, who toiled long and hard to bring to justice criminal elements including grafters and municipal criminals. Six Guns 2295 says, "Scarce." "In the latter part of the book is the author's autobiography, in which he tells much about the crimes and trials of the James boys and about his prosecution of Frank James." The author had openly and fearlessly attacked the James Gang and declared during a campaign for the job of Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County that if elected he would prosecute them to the full extent of the law. He was elected and led the fight that put the Missouri outlaws out of business. Small bump to top edge of front and rear panels and a tiny scrape to front panel, else very good, tight copy.
Inventory Number: 25490