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Buffalo Land: An Authentic Account of the Discoveries, Adventures, and Mishaps of a Scientific and Sporting Party in the Wild West by  William Edward Webb - First - 1872 - from SRG Antiquarian Books and

Buffalo Land: An Authentic Account of the Discoveries, Adventures, and Mishaps of a Scientific and Sporting Party in the Wild West: With Graphic Descriptions of the Country; the Red Man, Savage and Civilized; Hunting the Buffalo, Antelope, Elk, and Wild Turkey, etc. etc. Replete with Information, Wit, and Humor

by Webb, William Edward

Condition: Very Good+

Buffalo Land: An Authentic Account of the Discoveries, Adventures, and Mishaps of a Scientific and Sporting Party IN THE WILD WEST WITH Graphic Descriptions of the Country; the Red Man, savage and civilized; Hunting the Buffalo, Antelope, Elk, and Wild Turkey, Etc. Etc. Replete with Information, Wit, and Humor. The Appendix Comprising a Complete Guide for Sportsmen and Emigrants. by W. E. Webb, of Topeka Kansas. Profusely Illustrated from Actual photographs and original drawings by Henry Worrall. Cincinnati and Chicago: E. Hannaford & Company. San Francisco: F. Dewing & Co.1872 First Edition.
Rare first edition of a well-known book by William Edward Webb, a paleontologist and land man who worked for the Kansas Pacific railroad encouraging settlement of the Western United States, particularly Western Kansas and Colorado. The main portion of the book discusses all sorts of adventures, including details of buffalo hunting, Indian culture, and travel through to the west.
The Appendix has detail about homestead laws, how to prove up a land grant, costs of preparation and farming, how to hunt the buffalo, the appeal of the lifestyle--the rivers, the terrain, the climate of the plains, the supply of lumber... The full appendix contents has been photographed for your review.
The list of illustrations, a portion of which has been photographed for your review--and two examples of the many engravings are photographed.
The Table of Contents has a two-page selection photographed. Contents includes stories of Alaska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming; buffalo hunting on the plains, hunting of elk, turkey, etc.; wild horses; paleontology of Kansas; characters including and Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill and much, much more.
A real collector's book on the Way West, Westward migration, homesteading, Indians, farming, fossils, stage drivers, and many, many more stories from one who lived the journey! Be sure to review the photos to see the outstanding condition of this rare book to add to your collection!
This original hard cover book is a real beauty with its gilt on the cover and spine. It was professionally re-backed, with the original spine re-applied. The binding is secure and all illustrations and pages are present and accounted for. There are some smudges in the book and a bit of foxing, but mostly it's just the tanning of the old pages. New hand sewn head bands and end pages make this a real super find! Appendix contents photographed. Selected portions of the Table of Contents and the List of Illustrations photographed for your review, as well as a couple of the engraved illustrations. We carefully photograph our items so that you can review details of condition. After your review of the photos, please ask any questions or request additional photos from us so that you can make the best buying decision.

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