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Pingenot Auction, Lot 412

412. [OUTLAWS]. Lot of 29 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

BONNEY, Edward. The Banditti of the Prairies: A Tale of the Mississippi Valley. Chicago: Homewood Publishing, [1890]. Original boards, lower hinge repaired with brown tape.

CUNNINGHAM, Eugene. Texas Triggers. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1938. Cloth. D.j.

De ARMENT, Robert K. Bat Masterson: The Man and the Legend. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979. D.j.
         First edition.

DOBIE, J. Frank. Cow People. Boston & Toronto: Little, Brown & Co., 1964. Photographic illustrations. Cloth. Very fine in d.j.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 601. McVicker A18a. Reese, Six Score 31. Pingenot: Dobie’s last book published during his lifetime. He received the advanced copy from his publisher on the day he died. Contains biographical accounts of cowmen such as Ab Blocker, Charles Goodnight, etc.

EARLE, James H. The Capture of Billy the Kid. College Station: Creative Publishing Company, 1988. Illustrations, photographs, maps. Fine in d.j. Inscribed.
         First edition.

EARP, Josephine Sarah Marcus. I Married Wyatt Earp: The Recollections of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1976. Illustrations. Wrappers.

EISELE, Wilbert E. The Real ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok: Famous Scout and Knight Chivalric of the Plains.... Denver: William H. Andre, 1931. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Cloth. Near mint in a near mint d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: Like many other biographers of famous and infamous Westerners, Eisele’s qualifications are based on his being a near contemporary and a Westerner himself. However, Adams, Guns 558 devotes an entire page to correcting the author’s mistakes.

FERGUSSON, Erna. Murder & Mystery in New Mexico. Albuquerque: Merle Armitage Editions, 1948. 21 photographic illustrations. Cloth. D.j.
         First edition.

GARD, Wayne. Frontier Justice. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1949. Illustrations, map. Cloth. Near mint in d.j. Autographed by the author on the half-title.
First edition. Adams, Guns 800: "Deals with western feuds, the vigilantes, cattle rustlers, such outlaws and gunmen as Sam Bass, Billy the Kid, the Earps, John Wesley Hardin, Wild Bill Hickok and Ben Thompson, and the Lincoln County and Johnson County wars." Harvard Guide to American History, p. 439.

HARRISON, Fred. Hell Holes and Hangings. Clarendon: Clarendon Press, 1968. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Cloth. Near mint, in pictorial d.j., spine sunned. Autographed by the author on the inside free endpaper.
         First edition. Pingenot: An informal history of Western territorial prisons in Idaho, Utah, Montana, New Mexico, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), Arizona, Colorado and California. Includes a chapter on Fort Smith’s "hanging judge." Out of print and scarce.

HAYWOOD, Robert C. Cowtown Lawyers: Dodge City and Its Attorneys, 1876-1888. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988. Cloth in d.j.
         First edition.

HORAN, James D. Desperate Men: The Exciting Stories Behind the Rise, Reign, and Fall of the West’s Most Notorious Outlaws–the James-Younger Gang, and Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1962. Illustrated. D.j.
         Pingenot: A new, enlarged, revised, and illustrated edition of a modern "classic" of the old west.

HORAN, James D. and Howard Swiggett. The Pinkerton Story. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1951. Brown boards.

HORAN, James D. The Pinkertons: The Detective Dynasty that Made History. The Story of the Famous Detective Agency and Its Influence on America. New York: Crown, 1967. Cloth. D.j.

HUNTER, J. Marvin, and Noah H. Rose. The Album of Gunfighters. Bandera: Privately printed, [1951]. Plates, portraits. Large 4to, pictorial cloth. Very good in moderately worn to d.j. Colophon signed by authors. Wanting the errata slip.
         First edition, limited edition (#114 of 300 copies). Adams, Guns 1085; One-Fifty 77. Pingenot: Perhaps the best photographic work ever published on lawmen and outlaws. Through Marvin Hunter’s biographical descriptions and the reproduction of Rose’s incredible collection of rare photographs, an unrivaled pictorial display of live lawmen and dead outlaws is presented.

[JAMES, JESSE]. Jesse James: The Life and Daring Adventures of This Bold Highwayman and Bank Robber...Together with the Thrilling Exploits of the Younger Boys, Written by (One Who Dare Not Now Disclose His Identity).... [Austin: Steck Company, 1966]. Color illustrations. Pictorial cloth. Very fine in slipcase.
         Facsimile reproduction. Adams, Six-Guns 1148.

JAMES, Marquis. The Cherokee Strip: A Tale of an Oklahoma Boyhood. New York: Viking Press, 1945. Endpaper maps. Original pictorial cloth. Fine in somewhat worn publisher’s slipcase. Autographed by the author.
         First edition.

KANE, Harnett T. Gentlemen, Swords and Pistols. New York: William Morrow, 1951. Endpaper illustrations and chapter vignettes. Original pictorial cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: The amazing true stories behind the famous duels of the nineteenth century including Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, and the dapper New Orleans fencing master who maintained his own cemetery.

KELLY, Charles. Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch (Hole-in-the-Wall, Brown’s Hole and Robber’s Roost). Salt Lake City: Published by the Author, 1938. Photographic plates, illustrations. Original gilt pictorial cloth. Light wear to extremities. Very good. A gift book with letter tipped-in on fly leaf relating circumstances of the book signing. Autographed by the author.
         First edition, limited edition (1,000 copies). Adams, Guns 1221: "This privately printed book, limited to one thousand copies, is now quite scarce. It is an excellent history of the lives and exploits of the better-known outlaws of the Northwest."

LAVASH, Donald. Wilson & the Kid. College Station: Creative Publishing Company, 1990. Cloth. D.j. Inscribed.

LEAKEY, John. The West That Was, from Texas to Montana (as told to Nellie Snyder Yost.) Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1958. D.j.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 1303.

MUNSON, Charlie. Mister Charlie: Memoir of a Texas Lawman 1902-1910. Austin: Madrona Press, 1975. Photographic illustrations, map. Cloth. Very fine in d.j.
         First edition.

NOLEN, Oran Warder. Galloping Down the Texas Trail.... Odem: Privately printed by author, 1947. Original blue cloth, gilt title. Very good to fine.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 1615: "A little-known book containing some stories of Texas bad men. The author tells one incident about Billy the Kid I have not seen elsewhere"; Herd 1675. Includes material on Texas cowboys, rangers, sheriffs, ranching, hunting, etc.

SHIRLEY, Glenn. Pawnee Bill: A Biography of Major Gordon W. Lillie. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1958. Illustrations. Cloth. Mint in d.j.
First edition.

STANLEY, F. [Crocchiola, Francis L. Stanley]. Desperadoes of New Mexico. Denver: World Press, 1953. Yellow cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j. Signed.
         Limited edition (#577 of 800 copies).

STANLEY, F. [Crocchiola, Francis L. Stanley]. Jim Courtright: Two Gun Marshal of Fort Worth. Denver: World Press, [1957]. Photographic illustrations. Cloth. Very fine in mint d.j. Signed by the author.
         First edition, limited edition (500 numbered copies). Pingenot: Told in collaboration with Courtright’s daughter, granddaughter, and grandson-in-law. Adams, Guns 2104. Courtright was a Union scout, frontier character, lawman, and man-slayer. He was killed by Luke Short in Fort Worth, in 1886.

SUTLEY, Zack T. The Last Frontier. New York: Macmillan Company, 1930. Folding map. Original cloth. Very good in chipped pictorial d.j.
First edition. Adams, Guns 2169; Herd 2204. Graff 4039. Pingenot: The author claimed to have met many of the legendary men of the west while he was on the frontier: Wm. F. Cody, Chas. Goodnight, Kit Carson, J. James, J. Bridger, plus he even rode to the Black Hills with Custer. As Adams says, "these old-timers seemed to have been everywhere."

TILGHMAN, Zoe A. Spotlight: Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp as U.S. Deputy Marshalls. San Antonio: Naylor Company, 1960. Signed. 12mo, pictorial wrappers.
         First edition.

WARNER, Matt and Murray E. King. The Last of the Bandit Riders. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1940. Plates, text drawings. Original pictorial cloth. Very good in creased d.j. Former owner’s name on front pastedown and hand printed across top edge.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 2319: "An excellent book on the outlaw career of Matt Warner and his association with...[the] Wild Bunch"; One-Fifty 143. Howes W112: "Story of ‘Butch’ Cassidy’s ‘Wild Bunch’ told by one of its few survivors." Very scarce.

(30 vols.)