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    James B. Gillett. Six Years with the Texas Rangers 1875 to 1881. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1925. Second edition. Signed presentation copy. 8vo. 259 pp. Frontispiece. Illustrations. Dark blue cloth over boards. Gilt title on spine. Inscribed by Gillett on the front endpaper to Dr. C. M Simpson, whose bookplate appears on the front pastedown.
    Condition: Light wear to boards, otherwise very good.

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    In Burs Under the Saddle, Ramon Adams spends nine paragraphs pointing out historical inaccuracies in this book that Gillett wrote decades after the events, mainly having to do with Sam Bass. However, J. Frank Dobie, in his Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, praises the book and Gillett: "I regard Gillett as the strongest and straightest of all ranger narrators. He combined in his nature wild restlessness and loyal gentleness." Gillett paid for the publication of this scarce first edition and distributed it himself.

     Adams Burs 148. Adams Six-Guns 829. Basic Texas Books 75. Dobie, p. 60. Graff 1553. Howes G177. 

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