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    Rare First Edition Inscribed by Emmett Dalton

    Emmett Dalton in collaboration with Jack Jungmeyer. When the Daltons Rode. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1931. First edition. Inscribed by Emmett Dalton on the half-title page to author Hal G. Evarts: "To / Mr. Hal G. Evarts / from / Emmett Dalton / April 11, 1932". Octavo. viii, [1]-313 pages. Photographic illustrations. Publisher's original brown cloth lettered in brown on the spine and with a smoking revolver vignette on the front board. Pictorial endpapers. Dust jacket. Modest shelf wear to boards; slight toning to page edges, as usual; dust jacket with chips along the edges, minor loss at the folds and edge of spine; scuffing and discoloration of the front spine panel, else very good.

    Emmett Dalton (1871 - 1937) was the youngest brother of the infamous Dalton Gang. Dalton's bank robbing career ended on October 5, 1892 in Coffeyville, Kansas when the gang tried to rob two banks at once. Four members of the gang were killed and Emmett was severely wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison but was pardoned after 14 years. He moved to California and became a real estate agent, actor and author.

    Reference: Adams, Six-Guns 549.

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