Title: Vigilante Days and Ways SignedAuthor: Nathianiel Pitt LangfordPublisher: 1893, D.D. Merrill NYEdition: 2nd edition
Vigilante Days and Ways: The Pioneers of The Rockies, The Makers and Making of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming. 2 volumes, xxvl, 426; xiii, , 485pp. Illustrated with 15 wood-engraved plates, title page vignettes, engraving on dedication page. Original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. Presentation copy inscribed on front free endpaper of vol. l, " William H. Egan, Compliments of Nathianiel P. Langford, St. Paul, Dec. 5, 1900" Egan's pencilled ownership signature and St. Paul address on rear free endpaper of vol. l and ffe of vol. ll. The best single work on the disruptions to law and order in Montana in the 1860's, well-written and comprehensive, taking a larger, more historical view of the proceedings than Dimsdale's first hand account. Adams calls it "One of the standard works on the Montana vigilantes and the Plummer gang of road agents." This second edition has the same collation as the 1890 first edition [no advertisements at the end of vol ll of this copy]. Adams Six-Guns 1280; Graff2390; Howes L78; Smith 5684. Housed in a brown leather slipcase.
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