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Terrific pictorial issue on the death of Jesse James...

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April 22, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 22, 1882  This famous title produced many issues with some very desirable illustrations, but this issue, with the entire front page taken up with a portrait of the notorious outlaw Jesse James, is arguably the most coveted.
The caption beneath the full front page illustration reads: "Missouri--Jesse James, the Notorious Desperado, Killed at St. Joseph, April 3d."
This is perhaps the most displayable newspaper to be found reporting on any Western outlaw or Western event. Page 7 has an article: "The Jesse James Tragedy - The Funeral of the Desperado" which begins: "The recent killing of Jesse James, the notorious outlaw, at St. Joseph, Mo., is still the chief subject of interest in all that part of the country..." with much more.
Page 8 is taken up with a print of: "The Burial of the Desperado, Jesse James--The Wagon Conveying the Remains Mired in a Swamp." along with insets of "Robert Ford" and "Charles Ford".
Complete in 16 pages, 11 by 15 3/4 inches, very nice condition.
A very rare opportunity for a very desirable issue.

Category: The Old West