A variety of books covering not only the infamous Outlaws whose names have become legends, but also the lawmen, scouts and the events which led
to so many gunfights and conflicts in the development of the West.
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Over 250 collectible books on all aspects of the Wild West and Native Americans, the following are examples:
Block: GREAT STAGECOACH ROBBERS OF THE WEST.
262pp+illus. VG in d/w. Doubleday, New York. 1962.
A variety of men who had the courage, skill and sheer nerve to stop a team of charging horses. Some were from wealthy
families, but most were desperate scoundrels in search of easy money. Includes stories of such infamous characters as Black Bart, Tom Bell, Dick Bellows and the savagely brutal
Joaquin Murietta, the Mexican bandit chief who terrorised the whole of California. Includes some interesting illustrations, Bibliography and Index.
O’Neal: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERN GUN-FIGHTERS.
386pp+illus. VG in slightly torn d/w. University of Oklahoma
Press. 1983 3rd printing.
A superb compilation of facts sifted from folklore, myths and outright lies, about the lives and deaths of 255 men, both
famous and almost forgotten. Alphabetically listed with nicknames and aliases; dates of birth and death, if known; occupations; short biography; chronological listing of verified
gunfights etc. Includes Bibliography and Index.
Waters: THE EARP BROTHERS OF TOMBSTONE.
The Story of Mrs Virgil Earp. 247pp in slightly worn
d/w. Clarkson N. Potter, New York. 1960.
The first complete account of Wyatt, Morgan, Virgil, James and Warren Earp in Tombstone, Arizona in the 1880s. Based
on the recollections of Mrs Virgil Earp which began as dictated memoirs taken in the 1930s. It was not until her death and that of the third Mrs Wyatt Earp that the author
found new documentary evidence to verify the stories. What actually happened in this infamous family, as told by a member of their close-knit clan.