Publication: Branding Iron Press, 1996, Oakland
First edition. 8vo. Limited to 400 hardbound copies and signed and inscribed by Dudley Cramer and inscribed by Tom Ryan. This is copy 88. Blue cloth, titles in silver gilt on the front cover and spine, decoration stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, maps on front and rear endpapers, 213  pp., introduction, prologue, chapter-end footnotes, illustrated mostly from photographs, portraits, acknowledgments, bibliography, index. Introduction by J. Evetts Haley. Drawings by Tom Ryan. Story of the Pecos ranchers who participated in the Lincoln County War, and particularly the Hugh Beckwith family. Chapters on the Goodnight - Loving Trail; John S. Chisum; the Pecos War, which preceded the events in Lincoln County; and much more. A handsome copy in fine condition without the dust jacket, as issued.
Inventory Number: 48179