Publication: Privately printed, n d (ca 1930), N P
First edition. 8vo. From the library of J. Frank Dobie with his original purchase invoice dated Feb. 7, 1945, laid-in and with Dobie's signed & dated comments at top of first page. Light blue pictorial wrappers, with a photographic picture on the front cover, n.p. [4 pp.], illustrated, two cowboy poems. Reminiscences of an old-time cowboy, who was born in 1870 and lived a life as a cowboy and farmer. Along the way he broke the law and spent time in a Kansas prison. After being paroled he found religion and for a time was a preacher and later a city marshal. As city marshal he was again sent to prison in Huntsville, Texas, by the testimony of the lawless whiskey element, but eventually received a full pardon. While in Huntsville he knew Bill Smith, who was electrocuted for the murder of the sheriff and deputy of Fisher County. Also he was familiar with all the participants of the Santa Claus bank robbery of Cisco, Texas, and how their sentences were carried out. Herd 1882 says "Scarce." Not in Six Guns, but should be. A little age toning to the edges, else a very good copy of a very scarce item. Housed in a cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in gilt on the front cover and spine.
Inventory Number: 50080