First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. Item #000282
Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, 1945. First Edition. Octavo (9" x 6.5"); 317p. Eleven plates. Printed dustjacket with original $3.00 price; book in blue cloth with gilt lettering and map endpapers. Jacket tattered down spine with a few mall chips and tears along edges, darkening to spine, and a few smudges to face. Boards are square with light bumps to corners and spine ends. Page block a bit curved but unmarked. Binding is sound. Not ex-library.
First Edition printed in a run of 500 copies. Adams describes the book as "scholarly and dependable," with accounts of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and other figures and events of New Mexico. [Six-Guns 1214, Herd 1262, Howes K-37].