Item No: #362903 Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West, 1846–1890 [Signed, Numbered]. Larry McMurtry.
Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West, 1846–1890 [Signed, Numbered]

Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West, 1846–1890 [Signed, Numbered]

Notes: I wonder what Larry McMurtry's publisher thought when he told them he was writing a book about mass killings in the 19th century. In any case, this book describes massacres at the Sacramento River, Mountain Meadows, Sand Creek, Marias River, Camp Grant, and Wounded Knee, among others. "These massacres involved Americans killing Indians, but also Indians killing Americans, and, in the case of the hugely controversial Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857, Mormons slaughtering a party of American settlers, including women and children." For all our current angst about mass shootings, modern Americans are nowhere near as good as mass murder as the pioneers.

This is one of 75 numbered copies, signed by McMurtry, and issued by his local bookstore in an attractive slipcase. For a number of years, Three Dog Books put out these limited editions using the trade edition of the book to which they added an ink stamp limitation statement.

The slipcases, by Robert Wang, are very nice.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket and a fine slipcase. I have several copies of this, so the number you receive may vary.

Publication: New York and Archer City, TX: Simon and Schuster and Three Dog Books, 2005.

Item No: #362903

Price: $75