Maroon leather (rebound w/new endpapers), 405 pp., frontis. & 3 plates. First edition, first printing with Talbot misspelled on title page. "Giving Twenty Years Experience on the Frontier; Also the Murder of Pat Hennesey, and the Hanging of Tom Smith, at Ryland's Ford, and Facts Concerning the Talbert Raid on Caldwell. Also the Death Dealing Career of McCarthy and Incidents Happening In and Around Caldwell, Kansas, 1890." Six Score #39-"An exceedingly rare history of Caldwell during this vital period, when it was an important cattle, town, and a first hand account of one of the roughest of the shipping terminals." Caldwell was one of the early lawless cattle towns & the author was there to record all the wild happenings from 1871 to 1890. Nice tight copy, contents in very nice condition. Gift inscription dated 1891 on back of the frontis. Six-Guns 763; Herd 843, Dobie p. 121; Dykes Kid 21. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: MIDNIGHT AND NOONDAY or Dark Deeds Unraveled...
Publication Date: 1890
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st., 1st Prtg..
Book Description Caldwell, 1890. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Green paper over boards Brown spine. +4-405p,illus. Has three plates including frontis of author. Appears to be missing Bank Robbers of Medicine Lodge on page 313. Pencil and pen on fep two owners 1896 and 1919 date. Page 321 and 322 3" section missing and 4" horiz at top. Interior very good. Some stains on frontis and Tp. Corners frayed. Paper on cover rubbed but readable.Short paper loss edges of cover. No title on spine. Six-Guns states exceedingly Rare. Deals with the Talbot raid on Caldwell. Medicine lodge bank robbery. Murder of Pat Hennesey and hanging of Tom Smith. Howes F353, Graff 1411, Reese-120 36, Herd 843, Rader 1472 and Dobie P 121. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Published By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 2744
Book Description Privately printed, Caldwell, 1890., 1890. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. 1st issue. Printed paper over boards. 405pp. Illustrated with one drawing opposite p. 273. Lacking the frontispiece portrait of Freeman & the Medicine Lodge plate opposite p. 321. Old pencil signature of John Solf on the front paste down, & far later (11-14-66) ink signature of Ralph Solf on the same. One of the rarest & most desirable of all outlaw & cattle books & a cornerstone of any serious library on Indian Territory, Kansas, & early Oklahoma. This copy is water stained (see below) but is rebacked under original cloth spine with original boards and is in tight & stable reading condition. Printing of title on front board is worn, typical of most surviving copies, but main title is mostly readable. Hinges professionally redone. Paper worn from corners of boards, but corners were professionally stabilized. The water stain is as thus: ower right corner of boards & lower fore edge of text block; lower part of text stained, but mostly on lower side margins. This copy may not look good, and few 1st issue copies do, but it is a very flexible, sturdy, & easily usable/readable copy. A page edge tear or two have been archivally closed. This is the 1st issue, not to be confused with the 2nd issue of 1890 or the 1892 edition. Exceedingly rare. 6-guns 763 (where Adams mistakenly confuses the issue points), Herd 843 (Adams correct as far as he goes, but is incomplete), 150 #56 (Adams incomplete again), Howes F353, Graff 1411, Dobie p121, Dykes Kid 21, cf Rader 1472, Reese 39. Bookseller Inventory # 0211055
Book Description Published By G. D. Freeman, 1890., Caldwell, 1890. First edition. First edition. First printing with the word "Talbert" misprinted in the title. 8vo. Rebound in maroon cloth with new endpapers, and titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine [1-405 pp., 20.2 x 14.5 cm. frontispiece. three illustrations, "Author's Preface," index to chapters. "Talbert" mis-spelled in the title. Six Score 39 says "An extremely rare history of Caldwell during this vital period, when it was an important cattle town, and a first hand account of one of the roughest of the shipping terminals." Herd 843 says "Exceedingly rare." Streeter Sale 2030 says ". rare . this important account of the Kansas frontier. The work is usually known by the second edition of 1892." Adams One Fifty 56 says "The book contains much material on the gunmen and their gun battles in Cadlwell [sic] and tells of the Medicine Lodge bank robbery by Henry Brown and Ben Wheeler. I was fortunate enough in my early 1940s to pick up a copy of the first edition in California, and it is the only one I have ever seen." Inked Christmas gift inscription and dated "Dec. 25, 1891," else near fine, tight copy of the first issue of the first edition, with contents in very nice condition. Bookseller Inventory # 42722