THE FLAMBOYANT JUDGE: JAMES D. HAMLIN…

LIMITED EDITION WITH BRONZE MEDALLION

THE FLAMBOYANT JUDGE:  JAMES D. HAMLIN…
J. Evetts Haley

Canyon:  The Palo Duro Press, 1972.  xxiii,312pp.  Index. Insight full footnotes. Appendix.  Frontis portrait.  Photographs.  Design and typography by Carl Hertzog and Ed Davis. Leather spine with yellow buckram covers. Inset into the front cover is an actual bronze medallion of Hamlin by Glenna Goodacre.  First edition, copy #97 of a limited edition of 146 copies.  SIGNED by Haley and Holden with an additional inscription by Holden on the half-title page.  Fine copy in an equally nice publisher’s slipcase with a paper spine label.  Handsome, articulate, and educated, Hamlin was a raconteur of the first order. He knew many of the cattlemen, cowboys, outlaws and ladies of “commercial promiscuity” in and around Amarillo and his stories and observations make for lively reading. In addition to his “adventures,” he served as agent for the Capitol Syndicate opening the XIT lands for colonization, founded Farwell, Texas, established Amarillo College, served as county judge in Potter and Parmer Counties, and was instrumental in organizing the Panhandle Plains Historical Society and establishing the Panhandle Plains Museum.  As might be expected, there is a great deal of Panhandle history dealing with the Amarillo-Clovis area.     Very rare, this edition is seldom offered.