Pampa, TX: Pampa Print Shop, . Hardcover. 8vo. Yellow cloth with red lettering, dust jacket. v, 449pp. Very good/very good. Minor jacket edgewear, with sunned spine; faint binding edgewear, else internally fine. Item #44263
Quite nice and tight first edition of this in-depth study, inscribed and signed by the author in blue ballpoint on front flyleaf: "For / L.H. Geddes / With Best Wishes / Sincerely / F. Stanley." "F. Stanley" was the nom-de-plume of the mysterious Father Stanley Crocchiola (1908-96), a Catholic priest in Texas whose passion for writing history led him to author a prolific number of Western histories -- by one count 177, by another count 190. While some historians criticize him for factual errors, many others applaud his original research.