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    James T. DeShields. Cynthia Ann Parker. The Story of Her Capture at the Massacre of the Inmates of Parker's Fort; of her Quarter of a Century Spent Among the Comanches, as the Wife of the War Chief, Peta Nocona; and of her Recapture at the Battle of Pease River, by Captain L. S. Ross, of the Texas Rangers. Dallas: The Chama Press, 1991. First edition of a limited edition of 95 copies, quarter bound by hand in American bison hide and printed by W. Thomas Taylor. Signed by John Graves at the end of his foreword, and signed by W. Thomas Taylor on a special nota bene slip inserted at the back. 8vo. 60pp. A beautiful copy with only a trivial indention on the front board. Fine.

    "A story of painful but absorbing interest" (Raines, on the original edition, p. 67).

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