Tombstone, An Iliad of the Southwest. Walter Noble BURNS.
Tombstone, An Iliad of the Southwest
Tombstone, An Iliad of the Southwest

Tombstone, An Iliad of the Southwest. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1927.

First Edition stated. Wrap-around dustjacket art. This very scarce classic narrative of the American West in seldom encountered in dustjacket. "Bad men, killers, rustlers, haunt the gambling layouts, roam the countryside. Glasses clink, six-shooters roar, boom town roisterers clash with advancing law and order. The deadly Earp brothers, cold-eyed Doc Holliday, John Slaughter, the Clantons, queer little Johnny-behind-the-deuce, and a host of others are the strange actors in this actual drama of the past, the true and thrilling story of a frontier town". Adams, Burs I:65. Dobie, p. 140. Guns 338: “Like the author’s Saga of Billy the Kid, this book is written more as entertaining fiction than as historical fact. The author makes the turbulent old town of Tombstone live vividly, but again I wonder who recorded all of the conversations. He is very much in favor of the Earps and paints them in glowing colors as men who could do no wrong. The truth is somewhat less extravagant.” Rader 548. Wallace, Arizona History XV:33. Very Good, some spotting to cloth perhaps from moisture exposure, in Good dustjacket, rather chipped at top edge, some loss to lower rear flap edge, chipped at lower spine end.

Price: $400.00

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