Scarce Jesse James Northfield Robbery Pamphlet

[Hanson, Joseph Have] The Northfield Tragedy, or the Raid of the Younger and James Bros., Band of Desperadoes. St. Paul (MN): Copyrighted and Published by John Jay Lemon, 1877. 12mo, printed and illustrated paper wraps, 95pp plus 4pp ads in front. The subtitle tells it all (as many did in the 19th century): A history of the remarkable attempt to rob the Bank at Northfield, Minnesota. The cold-blooded murder of the brave Cashier and an inoffensive citizen. The slaying of two of the Brigands. The wonderful robber hunt and capture graphically described. Biographies of the victims, the captors and the notorious Younger and James Bros. Classic sensationalist account of the James-Younger Gang's last bank robbery. [Howes L254a - Howes was only able to locate one copy when he assembled his bibliography; Six Guns and Saddle Leather rates this as "exceedingly rare" (#1318)]

Condition:Rear wrap missing; front partially separated. Front also scuffed, toned, but present. Leaves with light toning, mostly on the edges, scattered foxing.

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