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    Charles A. Siringo. A Cowboy Detective. A True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World-Famous Detective Agency. Chicago: W. B. Conkey, 1912. First edition. Inscribed by Siringo on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 519pp. Photo portrait frontispiece. 20 additional photographs. Original gilt-stamped red cloth. Minor smudging to front board. Cloth of spine is sunned; gilt dulled. Very minor fading along the top board edge. A couple of instances of foxing throughout and to page edges. A nice, tight, sturdy copy in very good condition.

    Siringo's full-page inscription reads, in full: "To Mr. Erskine Clement: The Superior Court of Chicago compelled me to use the name of 'Dickenson,' for Pinkerton, 'Tim Corn,' for Tom Horn, and 'Jas. McCartney,' for Jas. McParland, in this volume. Sincerely Chas. A. Siringo. Santa Fe, N.M. Feb. 25th 1920."

    Siringo's second book, detailing his days as a Pinkerton detective which lasted from 1886 to 1907. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.

    References: Eberstadt 105:279. Graff 3802. Herd 2072. Howes S517. Six-Guns 2026.

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