THE SHERIFF OF TOMBSTONE. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. Octavo, boards. First edition. Willis Todhunter Ballard (1903-1980) was a prolific pulp writer, most notably for the legendary mystery magazine BLACK MASK under the name W. T. Ballard. He wrote dozens of crime and mystery novels, thousands of magazines stories and over fifty television scripts, His novel, GOLD IN CALIFORNIA!, won the 1965 Spur Award for Best Western Historical Novel. 1981 signature of a resident of Wall, South Dakota on the front free endpaper. Light purple remainder spray on the bottom edge of the text block. A nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing at spine ends and along front flap fold. (#158993).
First edition so stated on copyright page.