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DeWitt Enterprises
Bob DeWitt
PO Box 25095 Colorado Springs CO 80936
719-473-0330
books@dewittenterprises.com
Books, Colorado History, Ephemera Booth Number: 30

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Author: Farewell Salute Magazine and Official Review

Title: Buffalo Bill Bids You Good Bye Show Program

Publ / Date: I.M. Southern & Co., Publishers NY and Cin. Madison Square Garden, April 25 to May 14/ Circa 1915

Description:
The Wild West and Far East - A Life Story and Book of Brave Deeds
Prolific with illustrations and product ads throughout. Two color ads inside and outside of rear cover (Pabst and Wrigley's - shown). 7 x 10" staple bound. Unpaginated (60 pages)
Program details along with various articles; including The Story of the Battle of Summit Springs and Skirmish at Elephant Rock. Includes 2 panoramic center fold images of the performing groups.
Very Good condition overall - crisp and quite clean. Edge and corner wear. Corner crease to upper right corner of front cover and other minor vertical creases to both covers with resulting vertical creases to interior pages (from old vertical fold).
Lower right corners slightly bent downward. Very slightly chipped spine ends. Rear cover torn away at staples, though covers still attached. Age toned with minor smudges, stains and a few barely dog-eared page corners. $695.00

Genre: Ephemera: Wild West

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Author: D Albert, Charles

Title: Les Clochettes Valse Par Charles D Albert

Publ / Date: William Hall & Son, New York. / Circa 1850s

Description:
Beautiful artwork on title page - would look gorgeous framed! 8 pages of sheet music (double sided) + title page. 10 x 12" on heavy paper stock. Pages originally bound in personalized volume for Fanny L. Loring. Age toning and foxing. Edge and corner wear with finger smudges. Several stains along left edges. Remnants of previous binding. $65.00

Genre: Ephemera: Music

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Author: Chamberlain, Cyrus Foss

Title: Letters of Cyrus Foss Chamberlain: A Member of Lafayette Flying Corps

Publ / Date: Printed for private distribution by author's parents Francis A. and Frances T. Chamberlain. 1918

Description:
Chamberlain gave his life in service to Foreign Legion of the French Army. Frontispiece of author. 117 pages.
6 x 8" Light blue boards with gilt titles and buff colored spine edges.
Original spine back strip is missing. Some edge and corner wear to covers. Pages age toned but in very nice condition. Front and rear interior hinges are tape repaired. No notations, markings or highlighting anywhere in the book. $950.00

Genre: Biography: Military

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Author: DB Cooke & Co., Chicago, Ill.

Title: 1856 Sectional Geological Iowa Map

Publ / Date: J. H. Colton & Co. / 1856

Description:
Compiled from US Surveys and personal reconnaissance by Nathan H. Parker author of "Iowa As It Is", Clinton, Iowa 1856. Exhibits Iron, Lead, Copper, Coal and other geological resources and all railroads completed, in progress and projected.
Beautiful hand colored blocks by county / List of Railroads in Iowa
Very detailed map with scroll worked borders / Inset of Iowa & Eastern Railroads
33 x 48" map folds into 4 x 6" boards. Brown embossed cloth covers with gilt titles. Covers are still intact and in outstanding condition showing full gilt with only minimal wear to extremities.
Map still attached to back cover. No notations or pencil marks on map. Former owner name inscribed (Chas. Foster, Washington, Iowa).
Overall a very nice and rather clean specimen, though in very delicate condition with the following noted:
- 17" vertical tear from bottom of Crawford County through Emmett County and top margin.
- 3" vertical tear through Alamakee County and top margin.
- 2" vertical fold tear in right quarter of Clinton County
Approximately 6 x " area missing along middle left outside border. Other small fold and edge tears. Age toned at folds. Tiny insect stains and minor foxing on back of map when folded. Paste down on inside front cover cracked.
$395.00 Genre: Map

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Author: Philpots, John R.

Title: Oysters and All About Them: Volume II

Publ /Date: John Richardson & Co. Medical Publishers, London / 1891

Description:
A complete history of the titular subject, exhaustive on all points of necessary and curious information from the Earliest Writers to those of the Present Time with numerous additions, facts, and notes by Philpots.
728 pages total (numbered 643 - 1370) with large index. Embossed gray/green covers with black and gilt titles.
Exceptionally clean and crisp pages with hardly a smudge to interior pages!
Former library copy with usual stamps, markings and lender pocket residue inside front cover. Clipped corner on front free endpaper (which is partially detached and torn.) Title page with old tape repair. Some pages with tears. A few dog-eared page corners noted. Outside page fore-edges smudged. Age toned, more notably to end-papers.
Bumped and worn covers with bowed front cover. Tape reinforced interior hinges inside covers. Spine ends bumped with lower end frayed. $395.00

Genre: Marine Life


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