Vinegarroon - the Saga of Judge Roy Bean "The Law West of the Pecos"
by McDaniel, Ruel
Kingsport, TN: Southern Publishers. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Mylar cover over yellow dustjacket with black title and photograph on front. Dust jacket is lightly soiled. Boards are light brown with embossed dark brown title and pictorial images on front. Title in dark brown on spine. Spine is slightly bumped and bottom edge has light wear. Binding is tight and interior is clean. Through written records and personal information found in Langtry, Texas, Ruel McDaniel illuminates the life story of the famous Roy Bean, especially his time in Vinegarroon, Texas. Judge Roy Bean "established himself without any authority, save his indomitable spirit and two six guns, as Law in that vast and lawless domain between El Paso and the Pecos River and proceeded to live the most amazing career in the later history of the Southwest." The life of Roy Bean could not be kept from the film industry and in the 1940's "The Westerner" was released. Starring Walter Brennan, Gary Cooper and Lilian Bond "The Westerner" exposes the public to the amazing life of Bean. The dustjacket included with this book is a promotional jacket for said movie. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 143 pp . (Inventory #: 013014)
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