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The Life Of John Wesley Hardin. by John Wesley. Hardin

The Life Of John Wesley Hardin.

by John Wesley. Hardin

Publication: Smith & Moore, 1896, Seguin

First edition. First issue. Printed wrappers, 144 pp., illustrated. Autobiography of one of the most notorious gunfighters the West has ever known. "Hardin was an unusual type killer, a handsome, gentlemanly man who considered himself a pillar of society always maintaining that he never killed anyone who did not need killing...the fact that he had over 30 notches on his gun is evidence that no more dangerous gunman ever operated in Texas."--C. L. Sonnichsen. According to John Jenkins only 400 copies escaped a warehouse fire in San Antonio. Some minor foxing, else a fine, clean, unread copy of this fragile work. An important gunfighter classic.

Inventory Number: 45656

$750.00