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Western Story.


Other works by JEFFREY BURTON

Publication: Palomino Book, 2008, N P

First edition. 8vo. Limited to 100 numbered and signed copies by the author. This is one of the few copies of the "European Edition," which has a few changes compared to the U. S. edition. Also four letters signed by the author and addressed to a Tucson bookseller laid-in. Supplementary material sheet about Robert Bates Rennick laid-in. Colored pictorial wrappers, xi [blank], 331 pp., foreword, acknowledgments, illustrated, maps, bibliography, index. The author recounts the stories of many of the lesser-known 19th century train robbers. While not remembered today, in the late 1880s "they were at the heart of a tableau of banditry and intrigue unsurpassed along the Southwestern borderlands for blood and blunder, drama and melodrama, incident and irony. WESTERN STORY is their story. The book has been pieced together from a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, including court and other official records, newspapers, reminiscences, and a study of much of the landscape against which these episodes were played out."....Back panel promotional blurb. As new, unread copy, without dust jacket, as issued.

Inventory Number: 50226