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    Charles Schreyvogel. My Bunkie and Others. Pictures of Western Frontier Life. New York: Moffat, Yard & Company, 1909. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Oblong folio. 36 plates reproduced from Schreyvogel paintings. Publisher's pictorial cover on white paper boards shelf-backed in orange cloth with black and red lettering. Mild soiling of the boards. Some edge wear with bumped corners. Binding a bit shaken. A very good copy.

    Charles Schreyvogel gained early exposure to the western United States from sketching horses, cowboys and Native Americans in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He made his first trip west in 1893, but it did not result in popular success for his art. Only after winning first prize at the National Academy of Design in 1901 was Schreyvogel's reputation secured. "Schreyvogel was a fine artist and while he was by no means as productive as Remington, he was his equal on frontier military art" (Dykes, Western High Spots).

    References: Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 50. Howes S199.


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