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Triplett, Frank
THE LIFE, TIMES AND TREACHEROUS DEATH OF JESSE JAMES: THE ONLY CORRECT AND AUTHORIZED EDITION, GIVING FULL PARTICULARS OF EACH AND EVERY DARK AND DESPERATE DEED IN THE CAREER OF THIS MOST NOTED OUTLAW OF ANY TIME OR NATION
J.H. Chambers & Co, 1882. First Edition, Second State. Full Leather. A stunning and fine binding make this scarce "straight from the horses' mouth" biography quite sought after, and in this gorgeous full-calf binding, extremely attractive to a collector of Western Americana, Gunmen, Lawmakers, True Crime, etc. 416 pp. Fine. First Edition, Second State. "Published originally the month following Jesse James's murder in 1882..." (Snell, flyleaf) "The facts cited in this extremely scarce biography of Jesse (and Frank) James were dictated to Frank Triplett directly through James's widow (who was his cousin as well), Zerelda (Zee) James and his mother Mrs. Zerelda Samuel. They disputed Triplett's claim for their participation in the writing of the book, but later sued the publisher for nonpayment of what they considered their royalties...," but the publlishers declared that 'persons entertaining any doubt as to the sources of our information or its full and reliable character can have all doubts removed by calling at our office, corner Third and Locust streets, and inspecting the contract, letters, receipts, etc., with which bear the official "marks" of Mrs. James and Mrs. Samuel.' ". The specific amount sought by Mrs. James and Mrs. Samuel was $2150, on a sale of 20,000 copies. The jury, however, found that only 4500 copies had been sold and awarded the two ladies $942." (Snell) An unarmed Jesse James was betrayed and murdered by Robert Ford, an ambitious recent hanger-on and member of his own gang who shot Jesse in the back of the head while James was standing on a chair adjust … [Click Below for Full Description]
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