HANDS UP; or, Twenty Years of Detective Life in the Mountains and on the Plains.
Edition: First thus.
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1958) dj. Hardcover first edition - Reminiscences by General D.J. Cook, Superintendant of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association: A condensed criminal history if the Far West. With an introduction by Everett L. DeGolyer, Jr. Originally published in 1882, this account is considered the "outstanding bad-man narrative of the Rocky Mountain West." Over the years, Cook was a farmhand, miner, saloon-keeper, soldier, city marshal of Denver, sheriff of Arapahoe County, U.S. marshal, major general of Colorado Militia, and most importantly founder and chief of the Rocky Mountain Detect ive Association (a semi-secret and unofficial organization of sheriffs, police chiefs and marshalls). Volume # 11 of the Western Frontier Library Series. Illustrated. xvi, 319 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket (price-clipped, some rubbing to the folds, light sunning to spine of dj)