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Progressive Men of Wyoming-A Merrill Aristocrat

244. [WYOMING]. Progressive Men of the State of Wyoming Illustrated. Chicago: A. W. Bowe & Co., 1903. [v]-xvi, [19]-965 pp., 53 plates (steel-engraved, photo-engraved, and halftone portraits, and one by Charles M. Russell, on p. 546 “Early Life in Wyoming”). 4to, original full dark brown leather stamped in gilt and blind, a.e.g. Small piece from lower spine detached (but present), minor rubbing, otherwise very fine.

     First edition. McCracken, 101, p. 42: “It can be read as a who-was-who in the Wyoming livestock and mining industries. Included is a biographical sketch of...William F. Cody.” Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 27. Rosenstock 1326. Yost & Renner, Russell XVI:7 (p. 243).

     This mug book presents over a thousand detailed biographical sketches of men (and a few women). The last of the progressive men of Wyoming listed in the book is Calamity Jane. ($400-800)

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