THE SOUTHWEST OF JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER.
Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Co., 1965. 368pp. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Folding map. Frontis. Photographs. Forward by Ramon Adams and William McLeod Raine. Red cloth with title in gilt on the spine. First edition. Except for slight oxidation to the gilt on the spine, it is a fine copy. Edgewear to the top of the dust jacket, else, near fine. Housed in a custom made slipcase. Adams Six-Guns 682: “It is the first, and a long-needed, book on the famous John Slaughter and shows much research. It is well annotated…The book deals with many incidents in the life of Tombstone and tells about many outlaws and gunman…” Slaughter was a Texas Ranger, scout, trail driver, cattleman, sheriff of Tombstone and member of the Arizona legislature. He mingled with many of the well-known characters of the Wild West from Big Foot Wallace, Sam Bass, Ben Thompson, King Fisher, the Earps, the Clantons, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid and on down. An extremely well written account of an important western figure.