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Riata and Spurs. The Story of a Lifetime Spent in the Saddle as Cowboy and Detective.


Published by Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1927
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Darwin Labordo, Books (Sierra Madre, CA, U.S.A.)

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Cloth, very good plus. First unexpurgated edition. Adams One-Fifty 125: "Very scarce." Guns 2030: "The first half of this book was taken from the author's A Cowboy Detective, with real names in place of fictional ones. Siringo was a persistent soul and seemed determined to use the enjoined material in all his books; but when the publisher's attention was called to this objectionable material, the books were recalled and a corrected and revised edition was released. Pages 120 to 268 were suppressed in the new edition, and all references to the author's experiences with the Pinkerton Agency were cut out and material on bad men substituted. Only a few copies of the original printing survived; hence its scarcity." Herd 2075. Dobie/Dykes 8. Howes S517: "aa." Dobie p. 12, 119: "a summation and extension of previous autobiographies. Because of a threatened lawsuit, half of it had to be cut and additional material provided for a "Revised Edition." No other cowboy ever talked about himself so much in print; few had more to talk about.". Bookseller Inventory # 787

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Title: Riata and Spurs. The Story of a Lifetime ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston

Publication Date: 1927

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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