Saddle up for Old West adventure with this thrilling story of the killing of Billy the Kid. A famed member of the Regulators during the 1878 Lincoln County War in New Mexico, Henry McCarty (aka Billy the Kid, William H. Bonney, Henry Antrim, b.1859-d.1881) lived a short but colorful life as a gunman, ranch hand, cattle rustler and gambler. His expolits are among the most famous and often related tales of the Wild West.
Offered is a 1919 booklet titled "Billy the Kid" as told by John W. Poe to E.A. Brininstool as a firsthand account. Poe is cited as a member of Sheriff Pat Garrett's posse, who was with Garrett on the night of 7/14/1881 when the Sheriff shot and killed "The Kid" at Pete Maxwell's house in Fort Sumner, NM. Complete with a detached but present centerfold, this century-old publication presents pleasing EX detail, with deferene to a 2" spine split at bottom.
Published in 1919, this booklet is noted as a Second Edition with the printed notation "Of this booklet, 250 copies were printed for private distribution, each copy numbered. This is No. 136", with the 136 number entered by hand in red. This slim volume is numbered with fifteen pages, including a full page photo of McCarty/Bonney, photos of Poe and Garett and a six page story of the night in question, that is nothing short of fascinating.