Clay Allison. F. STANLEY.

Clay Allison.

Denver: World Press, [1956]. Hardcover. 8vo. Yellow cloth with red lettering, dust jacket. xi, 236pp. Near fine/very good. Minor jacket edgewear, with spine typically sunned; ownership signature on front pastedown, with a Frederic Remington style "My Book" and brand-like symbol. Item #44264

First edition of this biography of the Rebel soldier, rancher and occasional gunfighter (1841-87). Supposedly printed in a small edition, this copy is (as are most copies) inscribed and signed by the author in black ballpoint on front flyleaf: "To / Leslie H. Geddes / 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. SIX-GUNS 2093.

Price: $150.00

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