ADVENTURES OF BILL LONGLEY. CAPTURED BY SHERIFF MILTON MAST AND DEPUTY BILL BURROWS, NEAR KEATCHIE, LOUISIANA, IN 1877, AND WAS EXECUTED AT GIDDINGS, TEXAS, IN 1878.
Nacogdoches: Printed for the author by Baker Printing Co., n.d.[ca. 19220’s]. pp. Illustrations. Title page on the verso of the front fly. Stiff yellow pictorial wrappers. Printed in double column format. Advertisements scattered throughout. First edition. Near fine. Adams, Six-Guns 783: “Scarce. A complete story of the life of one of Texas’ most notorious outlaws. It is said he had his picture made standing between his heavily bearded captors so that world would know he was not captured by ‘kids’.” Based on contemporary accounts, it includes Longley’s stint as a cowboy between 1870 – 1875 and the ill-fated trail drive from Texas to Utah. One of the most interesting features is a series of letters written by Longley while in the Giddings jail. Dykes, Rare Western Outlaw Books p. 29 -30.