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  • VIGILANTES: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Plummer Gang of Outlaws in and about Virginia City, Montana in the early '60's. by Birney, Hoffman, Illustrated by Hargens, Charles
    Birney, Hoffman, Illustrated by Hargens, Charles
    VIGILANTES: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Plummer Gang of Outlaws in and about Virginia City, Montana in the early '60's.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, (1929.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Classic account of one of the most notorious 'outlaw gangs' in the story of the Western frontier - and of the organization - the Montana vigilantes - which brought them down, written in a very readable style, with an emphasis on the personalities of those involved. It is interesting to compare this with the 2004 book by Frederick Allen "A Decent and Orderly Lynching." Illustrated with a frontispiece, 15 photographic plates, a map and drawings by Charles Hargens. 346 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket - a very attractive copy, straight and tight, with a little light toning to the pages and dustjacket, very minor edgewear to the dj - uncommon in dust jacket and especially so in this condition. Original price of $3.50 still present.

    Book ID: 74943
    View cart More details Price: $135.00
  • CALIFORNIA DESPERADOES: Stories of Early California Outlaws in Their Own Words. by Secrest, William B.
    Secrest, William B.
    CALIFORNIA DESPERADOES: Stories of Early California Outlaws in Their Own Words.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Clovis, CA: Word Dancer Press, (2000.). From the back cover: "[Chris] Evans and seven other early outlaws tell their own raw stories -- tales of holdups, shootouts and desperate flights from the law. Witness the cruel confessions of the ruthless gang of California bandits who murdered a whole family, men, women and children, in the opening days of the Gold Rush. Stand on the gallows with the notorious Jim Stuart as he is hanged by San Francisco vigilantes determined to retake their city from hordes of Australian convicts, robbers and killers.The ill-starred adventures of Tom Bell, Tiburcio Vasquez and Charles Dorsey will hold you spellbound as the outlaws themselves take you along the dangerous trails they rode. And stage…

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    Clovis, CA: Word Dancer Press, (2000.). From the back cover: "[Chris] Evans and seven other early outlaws tell their own raw stories -- tales of holdups, shootouts and desperate flights from the law. Witness the cruel confessions of the ruthless gang of California bandits who murdered a whole family, men, women and children, in the opening days of the Gold Rush. Stand on the gallows with the notorious Jim Stuart as he is hanged by San Francisco vigilantes determined to retake their city from hordes of Australian convicts, robbers and killers.The ill-starred adventures of Tom Bell, Tiburcio Vasquez and Charles Dorsey will hold you spellbound as the outlaws themselves take you along the dangerous trails they rode. And stage robbers Jim Smith and Dick Fellows will shock you with their own tales of the harrowing and sometimes hilarious antics of the California highwaymen of another day. These are true stories told by true desperadoes and illustrated with many rare photographs." Notes, bibliography, index. 257 pp. ISBN: 1884995195).

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    Condition: New.

    Book ID: 35725
    View cart More details Price: $18.50