"WHEN THE 'WILD WEST' DISBANDS, THE LAST VESTIGE OF OUR FRONTIER LIFE PASSES FROM THE SCENE OF ACTIVE REALITIES , AND BECOMES A MATTER OF HISTORY": LAST OF THE GREAT SCOUTS, IN SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET
CODY, William F. ('Buffalo Bill'). Last of the Great Scouts. The Life Story of Col. William F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill" as Told by His Sister. Chicago and Duluth: Duluth Press, . Octavo, original gilt- and blind-stamped red cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.
Early edition of the biography of the larger-than-life scout and showman, in scarce original dust jacket.
The biography of the legendary Pony Express rider and cavalry scout who created his own Wild West Show in 1883, written by his sister. "He occupies a unique place in the portrait gallery of famous Americans," she declares. "The fact that in his own person he condenses a period of national history is a large factor in the fascination he exercises over others." Illustrated with five photographic plates. Published the same year as the signed limited and first editions. Howes W297. Rader 3617. Adams, Six-Guns 1079.
Book with interior generally quite clean and a bit of wear to original cloth, scarce dust jacket with chip to spine affecting title and light wear and toning to extremities. An extremely good copy.