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    John Wesley Hardin. The Life of John Wesley Hardin, From the Original Manuscript, As Written By Himself. Seguin: Smith & Moore, 1896. First edition, first issue. Small 8vo. 144pp. Illustrations by R. J. Onderdonk. Printed paper wraps. Covers lightly foxed. One closed tear and a couple of small creases to front cover, and some almost invisible pinholes to back cover. Head of spine very lightly bumped with a small amount of paper loss; minor abrasions to spine edge of front cover. One page carelessly opened. Bookplate to inside of front cover. In a sturdy custom box with inner slipcase. Overall, this is a very good copy of an important Texas title.

    Well-written and engrossing autobiography of one of the most notorious Texas outlaws of all time published soon after Hardin was killed in El Paso by John Selman. According to Jenkins, the book was withdrawn from circulation a few days after publication when Hardin's daughters objected, and the books were stored in a San Antonio warehouse which later burned, destroying all of the edition except for 400 copies which found their way into the hands of a local bookseller and were sold off a few at a time. This copy one of the original issue with the mis-identified portrait of Hardin on the Preface page.

    References: Basic Texas Books 84. Six-Guns 919. Howes H188.


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