Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1955.
Hardcover. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. 235pp. Signed and Inscribed by Author to front free endpaper, reading: "To my friend, W.L. "Bill" Lahman with best wishes of the author Glenn Shirley." Edgewear to dust jacket, heavy to top edge, with chipping at top edges and bottom and top of spine, no losses to text. Indentations to dust jacket recto, with soiling and a water stain to verso. A touch of shelfwear to burgundy and gray cloth hardcover, with light rubbing to bottom of back cover. Contents are clean, bright, and unmarked. A sound, tight copy of Glenn Shirley's telling of the story of "the coming of law enforcement to this wild country--the big-scale war on outlaws, from the first opening of the Indian country for white settlement in 1889, to 1907, when Oklahoma, the forty-sixth state, was born" (from front flap). Very good / good. Item #698