Lot 233 of 455:
Early detective account, apprehending "land pirate"  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The History of Virgil A. Stewart, and His Adventure in Capturing and Exposing the Great "Western Land Pirate" and His Gang, in Connexion with the Evidence; also of the Trials, Confessions, and Execution of a Number of Murrell's Associates in the State of Mississippi During the Summer of 1835....
Author:
Howard, H.R., editor
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Harper
Date:
1836
Description:

[ii]-vi, 7-273 + 36 ad pp. 18x10.8 cm. (7x4¼"), rebound in brown cloth with original spine label affixed to front pastedown, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition.

"The earliest account of a detective's experiences in bringing to justice the Murrell gang of outlaws" - Adams, who calls the book rare. Six-Guns 1045.

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Condition:
Light rubbing to cloth, edges, and corners; a few stains, some foxing; very good or better.
 
Item number:
300622
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