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159. KING, Frank M. Wranglin the
Past.... [Los Angeles]: Privately published, 1935. 244
pp., illustrated title, frontispiece portrait
(photographic), plates (mostly photographic). 8vo, original
maroon cloth. Very minimal edge wear, otherwise a fine,
bright copy. Bookplate of Wyoming author J. K. Rollinson.
Authors signed presentation copy to "J. K. Rollinson,
Altadena, California, A Real Westerner. Frank M. King
Cowboy Author." Rollinsons blue ink stamp with
illustration of buffalo head on dedication leaf. One pencil
correction by Rollinson (p. 153) questioning whether cattle
could be on the run for three days straight.
First edition, limited edition (#27 of 300 autographed copies). Adams, Guns 1239: "contain[s] considerable material on gunmen such as Johnny Ringo, Billy the Kid, and the Earps"; Herd 1277: "Scarce"; One-Fifty 91: "Considerable material on gunman such as Johnny Ringo, Billy the Kid and the Earps." Dobie, pp. 109-10: "King went all the way from Texas to California, listening and looking." Dykes, Kid 219 & 365: "King invaded Lincoln County in 1884 and worked on the old Flying H ranch, south of Lincoln, for Jimmy Dolan." Howes K151.