DEATH WAS THE BLACK HORSE: THE STORY OF ROUGH RIDER BUCKEY O’NEILL.
LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIES
Austin: Madrona Press, 1975. xiv,200pp. Index. Illustrations by Cisneros. Foreword by Barry Goldwater. Photographs. Sources. Map. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Blue buckram with black leather spine with the title in silver on the spine. First edition, limited edition of 200 copies. SIGNED by Walker, Hertzog, and Robert H. Weddle of the Madrona Press. Additionally, this copy is inscribed by Carl Hertzog to his friend prominent Dallas physician and bibliophile, Dr. Robert Sparkman. Bright, very fine copy in an equally nice publisher’s slipcase. O’Neill was a pioneer in the Arizona Territory who served as mayor of Prescott, sheriff of Yavapai, and recruiter of cowboys and adventurers for the Rough Riders. Contains much on the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War including O’Neill’s death at Kettle Hill. Also includes two original short stories by Buckey. The title for the book comes from a line in one of these stories: “Death was the black horse that came someday into every man’s camp and no matter when that day came, a brave man should be booted and spurred and ready to ride him out.” O’Neill certainly was.