Captain Bill McDonald Texas Ranger

Paine, Albert Bigelow

Published by J J Little & Ives, New York, 1909
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Jayhawker Special Collections (Lawrence, KS, U.S.A.)

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Mylar protected red cloth boards w/ gilt titling on spine and cover that incl's b/w photo tipped in. No DJ. Fr hinge beginning and cover attached but loose from block (else VG), lt/med wear along edges and hinges, square corners beginning to fray, boards lightly soiled. Eps incl book purch info penciled in, otherwise, unmarked, age toned pages throughout with occass newspaper clippings laid- and tipped-in. Nice copy of relatively scarce Special Subscription Edition rather than more common blue cloth edition. ¿Captain Bill¿ and the Rangers under his command took part in a number of incidents incl: the Fitzsimmons-Maher prizefight in El Paso, the Wichita Falls bank robbery, murders by the San Saba Mob, the Reese-Townsend feud at Columbus, the lynching of the Humphries clan, the Conditt family murders near Edna, the Brownsville Raid of 1906, and the shootout with Mexican Americans near Rio Grande City. McDonald¿s reputation as a gunman rested upon his markmanship and flair for using weapons to intimidate opponents. His admirers rank him as the most prominent of the four great captains of the Texas Ranger while his detractors see him as an irresponsible lawman who accepted questionable information, precipitated violence, hungered for publicity, and related tall tales that cast him as a hero. 448 Pps, frontis, facsimile letter from Pres Theo Roosevelt, color and b/w illus's, append's. Howes P14, Adams Six-Guns 1669, Adam's 150 110, Rader 2570, Basic Texas Books 158, Dobie p60. From the collection of the late E.P. Lamborn, noted amateur historian and collector of items on plainsmen, crime and criminals of the Middle West in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. His collection of books often include hand-written notations, newspaper clippings and info from friends, relatives, companies, law officers, etc., who dealt with the subject at hand. Bookseller Inventory # 000188

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Title: Captain Bill McDonald Texas Ranger

Publisher: J J Little & Ives, New York

Publication Date: 1909

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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