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    Charles A. Siringo. Riata and Spurs. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, [1927]. Revised edition. Inscribed by Siringo on the front free endpaper. 8vo. xiv, 261pp. Frontispiece. Introduction by Gifford Pinchot. Illustrated with photographs. Original yellow-brown pictorial cloth. Minor foxing to title page and to final page of text. Bookplate of Olivia Howard Waring to front pastedown. Else fine.

    Siringo's inscription reads, in full: "To Miss Olivia H. Waring, this volume is presented by her mother, Mrs. Lucretia C. Waring, with kind wishes from the Author, Chas. A. Siringo Venice, Calif. Dec. 22nd 1927."

    A beautiful inscribed copy of the revised edition of Siringo's last book. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.

    References: Herd 2076. Howes S517. Six-Guns 2031.


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    The "revised edition," issued after Siringo's old nemesis, the Pinkerton Detective Agency, objected to the book's inclusion of Pinkerton-related material and "intimidated Houghton Mifflin into deleting approximately 150 pages concerned with Siringo's experiences as a detective" (Peavy, p. 22). Siringo substituted what amounted to half of the original book with stories of outlaws he had been preparing for a follow-up book called Bad Men of the West (which was never published).



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