Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun. J. Evetts Haley.
Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun
Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun
Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun
Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun
Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun

Jeff Milton; A Good Man with a Gun

Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1948. Harold D. Bugbee. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (10-1/4" x 6-3/4"). (xiii) [2,map], 430pp. Red cloth, top edge dark, gilt to spine. Unclipped DJ in Mylar with chips/creasing to head of spine, wear to corners and fading to spine. Pasted onto the front free endpaper is a signed note (and probable photograph of Smith) from Jefferson Davis Milton to Spike Smith: "My Dear Spike Smith-it has afforded me much pleasure to know and travel the Sandy Desert of the (Pima,? possibly Baboquivari area) mountains with the above warrior Spike Smith. Jeff D. Milton Dec. 6th 1930 Fairbank Arizona". In the margin Smith wrote "This was quite an experience & I am the only one left. I'll be going soon. Spike Jan 1993". Inscribed by Mrs. Milton on the following page is "Inscribed for Spike Smith, Jeff's companion on a desert trip, and to Mrs. Smith, Cordially Yours, Mildred Taitt Milton.". On the half-title page Smith has written his impression of Milton, ending with "I hope to die in the same altitude". Laid in with other ephemera (newspaper clippings, menu, playbill) are seven typewritten pages written by Smith in the 1930's with multiple anecdotes of the life of Jeff Milton: "almost a lone survivor of America's last frontier", "drafted into the Texas Rangers at nineteen", "Care to go for your gun?", "Send two coffins and a doctor-Jeff", " Knowing that to turn then would merely result in getting a bullet in the back, he calmly rode into camp", "the record shows twenty-seven bad men have fallen by his guns. The legend has it that not one of these were shot without an even chance to draw". Second state of first printing with corrected Greenaway on p.421. Howes H-38. Very good + / very good. Item #1049

Price: $2,950.00

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