William Bonney first killed another man when he was just twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had slain nineteen more. He was known as Billy the Kid, a bloodthirsty outlaw; a boy with buck teeth and a pleasant face who could shoot a stranger in the heart and calmly walk away while birds ravaged the corpse. Drawing on contemporary accounts, ...
William Bonney first killed another man when he was just twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had slain nineteen more. He was known as Billy the Kid, a bloodthirsty outlaw; a boy with buck teeth and a pleasant face who could shoot a stranger in the heart and calmly walk away while birds ravaged the corpse. Drawing on contemporary accounts, photographs, dime novels and his own imagination, Ondaatje takes you inside the mind of Billy the Kid, tracing his bloody passage across the blasted landscape of New Mexico and through the battles with his captor and eventual killer, Pat Garrett.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First American edition, first printing. Mylared dust jacket with a light sticker removal mark on front, price clipped. Brown boards with orange imprint have light rubbing. Orange top edge and endpapers, clean interior. Illustrated, 105pp. Laid in are a few newspaper clippings about a musical performance of the work. Ondaatje's portrait of Billy the Kid in poetry, prose, factual accounts, and photographs.
Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket flaps glued to endpapers, moisture stain on page tops, library stamps and markings on spine of jacket, copyright page and rear endpapers. 0393087026. An early poetry title by the Booker Prize winning author of "The English Patient". This book won the Governor General's Award for poetry.; Ex-Library; 105 pages.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Ex-Library 1974 Viking Press FIRST AMERICAN ED. of a very early poetry collection by Ondaatje who went on to grat acclaim as the author of The English Patient. This slim volume is ex-library with the usual though minor markings. It is in FINE/Near Fine condition. A very scarce copy!
The author's third collection of poetry, and winner of the Governor General's Award. First Printing. Octavo; brown cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine; orange topstain; dustjacket; 105pp, . Errata slip laid in. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, lower corner of front flap clipped, $5.95 price intact, with a faint sticker shadow to upper right corner of front panel.
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