Dodge City the Cowboy Capital: A Rare History, With Lengthy Inscription by the Author. Dodge City the Cowboy Capital and the Great Southwest in the Days of the Wild Indian, the Buffalo, the Cowboy, Dance Halls, Gambling Halls, and Bad Men. 1913 edition by Robert M. Wright, "Plainsman, Explorer, Scout, Pioneer, Trader, and Settler", in original green cloth cover picturing an Indian and a Buffalo, 344 pages with photo illustrations. Apparently self- published, it is traditionally accepted that original edition was destroyed by fire. While this book was reissued in 1932, and again in the 1970s, this is of course the original volume. Several other copies are known with December 10, 1913-dated inscriptions, suggesting that this was probably the original release date or nearly so. The interior pages are in excellent condition, as is the cover overall. Light corner wear. The spines are very strong, but there is minor fine partial separation of the cloth covering along spine.

    Inscribed and signed on the flyleaf: "To my old time Pioneer friend M.W. Levy. Hoping you may find as much pleasure in reading the following pages as I had compiling them & trusting they will inspire & preserve in you an interest in the old days & old times which they describe. I beg to remain with my very best wishes for your health and happiness. Yours very truly, RM Wright, Dodge City, Kans. Dec 11 - 1913". A very special copy of this important volume. Dimensions 5" x 7.5", thickness 1.75".

    Please view Lot 47281 in this auction for a copy of this same volume inscribed by the legendary Bat Masterson.

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