First Buffalo Bill Program

51 [Cody, W.F.] Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.
America’s National Entertainment. By the Famed
Scout and Guide, Buffalo Bill. Hartford, Conn.:
Calhoun Printing Co., [1884]. 8vo, original
chromolithograph color wrappers, [32 pp.], light
edge wear and chips to edges, paper showing
light wear, generally very good.

Graff 785 has a record for this 1884 work, but
their copy lacks the chromolithograph color
wrappers present here (as do other copies
which I have occasionally seen for sale; I have
never seen a copy with the chromo wrappers
until now). Eberstadt 128:179, being the only
bibliographic sale record in the trade. The
interior of the work contains extensive
biographies of the show persons and gaudy
woodcut illustrations. A nice example of the emerging national fascination with the West.

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