David Lant: The Vanished Outlaw
Place Published: Aberdeen, SD
Publisher: Midstates Printing, Inc.
Date Published: 1988
Edition: Limited Edition
Book Id: 37414
232pp. Octavo [21 cm] Brown, black and white pictorial wraps. Illustrated. Very good. The text block is just starting to break at the center.
One of 1000 softcover copies. The outlaw, Dave Lant, served just thirty days of his eight year sentence, before escaping from the old Utah State Penitentiary. From the introduction- "As the nineteenth century drew to a close, so also did an era of lawlessness that has forever exemplified the spirit of the western frontier... Thus, as a new century dawned, the traditional western outlaw faded away. Most would die violently or would spend years in prison atoning for their crimes. Only the few who could change their ways and change with the times had a chance to survive with their freedom. David Barnabas Lant was among the few who adapted and survived."