Lot 456

Americana - Jesse James – The Life, Times...

Auction Date: 27/02/2021 at 10am

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Americana - Jesse James – The Life, Times and Treacherous Death of Jesse James – The Only correct and Authorised Edition, the facts and incidents, dictated to Frank Triplett by Mrs Jess James and Zerelda Samuel, published by J.H Chambers & Co 1882 1st edition, 1st state (May 1882), 416pp, 27x illustrations present, one being on back of title page, lacks all pages proceeding title page including Jesse James Returning Home After a Raid 48 Chapters and epilogue. Condition poor, covers worn and scuffed, spine almost detached, spotting and foxing to pages especially page III and adjacent plate, worthy of cleaning and rebind, as extremely scarce. There is only one 19th C edition of this book issued in three states in 882, it is alleged that the book was suppressed by the Missouri Governor and many copies were destroyed.

Hammer Price: £370.00