Wild West story & Campfire Chats by Buffalo Bill 1888 illustrated West U.S. bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Americana, Wild West, Buffalo Bill, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Illustrated Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Book Bindings).
Story of the Wild West and Camp-Fire Chats by Buffalo Bill [William F. Cody].
Published 1888, Boston by Eastern Publishing Co.
766 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 250 illustrations, including color lithographed frontis. A monumental late 19th century book on this topic.
Period publishers full leather binding, smooth spine, embossed bands, compartment decorations and title lettering, elaborate embossed cover decorations, marbled edges and end papers. Some cracking to head and tail of front joint, spine ends slightly chipped/ split, but text block remains clean, tight, and sound. Three old cello tape repairs to title page/ frontis as seen.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 6 1/4" W.