NOLAN, Frederick. The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History.
Norman: The University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. Limited Deluxe Edition, signed by the author and numbered 12 of 50 copies. Photograph made from original (c. 1879) of Jimmy Dolan and Bob Olinger attached to frontis; original L.G. Murphy & Co. check in pocket attached to rear pastedown. Quarter leather over light brown cloth-covered boards, in matching cloth-covered slipcase. Very slight curving to boards near fore-edge, with a clean inch tear at top of page 457, not extending to text. Some pages still uncut. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked. Slipcase is sturdy and square with no bumps or splits.
A detailed and heavily researched account of the Lincoln County War--fought by a who's who of the Old West including Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, John Chisum, the Jesse Evans Gang, and many more--drawing from numerous primary sources on all sides of the conflict. The conflict was the basis for Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Arthur Penn's The Left Handed Gun, the John Wayne film Chisum, and of course Young Guns.