Paris: Partington Advertising, . ,77,pp. including numerous illustrations. Small quarto. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers edgeworn, with a few small tears. Text tanned, crease in upper outer corner. Good. Item #WRCAM40941
A very rare and ephemeral promotional pamphlet and program for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show when it toured France in 1905. The main text is an abridged version of d'Hubert's biography of Cody, preceded by a four-page program for the show, giving a description of the various acts performed, including a reenactment of the Little Big Horn, artillery exercises, Mexican cowboys, and a demonstration of "football." The main body of text is profusely illustrated with western scenes. No copies of this program/biography are listed on OCLC. Very rare, and a fine example of the popularity of Buffalo Bill and western shows in France.