Burns, Walter Noble
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927. Very Good condition. Clean, square, tight, and unmarked. No owner's name or bookplate. 1927. First Printing of the First Edition. From the author's note on sources: "My account of the origin of the Earp-Clanton feud and the street battle in which it culminated is based on testimony from the witness stand. At his trial after the fight in which Tom and Frank McLowery and Billy Clanton were killed, Wyatt Earp read a long and carefully prepared paper which gave in detail the Earp side of the vendetta, and Ike Clanton gave the Clanton side... For my version of the assassination of Morgan Earp and the subsequent killing of Frank Stilwell and Florentino Cruz, or Indian Charlie, I have depended on the evidence brought out at the coroner's inquests." The author also made full use of The Tombstone Epitaph; Tombstone Nugget, and Tucson Star, records in the rooms of the Arizona Pioneers Historical Society, memoirs of and interviews with eye-witnesses, among other sources. Bound in the original green cloth. Rader 548. Adams 6-GUNS 338: "The author makes the turbulent old town of Tombstone live vividly... He is very much in favor of the Earps and paints them in glowing colors... The truth is somewhat less extravagant.". First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good condition. 8vo. 388pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.