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The Resource Billy the Kid : the bibliography of a legend, J.C. Dykes

Billy the Kid : the bibliography of a legend, J.C. Dykes

Label
Billy the Kid : the bibliography of a legend
Title
Billy the Kid
Title remainder
the bibliography of a legend
Statement of responsibility
J.C. Dykes
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presumably the bibliography of a legend may be permitted as many vagaries as the legend itself. It is in that spirit, at any rate, that this volume describes not merely books but also phonograph records, a radio broadcast, motion pictures, comic books, and an advertising leaflet. Certainly the growth of the legend could not be properly portrayed without mention of these media for it is a part of the incredible story that a youth who died in New Mexico Territory in 1881 should life on in the minds of men, however inaccurately, through these modern forms of communication. The brief life of Billy the Kid is told so many times in the 437 items recorded in this volume, with so many variations, that when one has read them a new image of Billy has taken shape, different from any single presentation in the book. There is simply nothing one can do to stop a legend, because even analyzing it breathes into it a new life. In this work the author has kept his annotations remarkably well in hand. Types and prototypes march through them with surprising clarity. The collations, so faithfully set down by Mr. Dykes, are nevertheless in some respects a little wayward. Partly this is because of the nature of the material and partly it is because Mr. Dykes has produced the work--which probably could have been written by no one else--as a collector rather than as a professional bibliographer. It would have been ungracious to eliminate material that will be appreciated by his fellow enthusiasts--page 3
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
012
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F786.B54
LC item number
D95 1952
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
University of New Mexico publications in language and literature
Series volume
no. 7
Label
Billy the Kid : the bibliography of a legend, J.C. Dykes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Annotated
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24730811
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
186 pages
Lccn
52012368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 business card; 1 invoice. Paperbound.
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)24730811
Label
Billy the Kid : the bibliography of a legend, J.C. Dykes
Publication
Note
  • Annotated
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24730811
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
186 pages
Lccn
52012368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 business card; 1 invoice. Paperbound.
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)24730811

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