N. A. Jennings. A Texas Ranger. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First edition. 8vo. x, 321 pp. Pictorial cloth. Spine darkened. Front hinge cracked. Inked stamp of previous owner in three places. Very good. Memoirs of a youthful career serving with Leander H. McNelly's Texas Ranger company from 1874 to 1877. A true classic of Texas Ranger lore.

    Adams Six-Guns 1173. Basic Texas Books 107. Graff 2208. Howes J100.

    More Information: A Texas Ranger is journalist Napoleon Augustus Jennings's memoir of his youthful career serving with Leander H. McNelly's Texas Ranger company from 1874 to 1877. He writes of the bloody exploits in South Texas along the Nueces Strip, including encounters with such notorious figures as King Fisher, John Wesley Hardin, and Juan Cortina. Adams, in Six-Guns and Saddle Leather, points out that the "first edition is exceedingly scarce, and the reprints are also becoming scarce." A true classic of Texas Ranger lore, derided by Walter Prescott Webb for what he thought to be glaring inaccuracies, and praised by J. Frank Dobie for its fast-paced and engaging storytelling.

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