Publication: Copyrighted By Solomon D Butcher and Ephrain S Finch, 1901, Broken Bow, Nebraska
First edition. 8vo. Original edition published in 1901. Blind stamped cloth, titles in gilt on the front cover, decorated front and rear endpapers, , 403  pp., dedication, preface, illustrated (mostly from photographs), plates, portraits, advertisements, errata sheet, all edges in red. Introduction by Solomon D. Butcher. Butcher came to Nebraska in the early 1880s, in time to catch a fleeting glimpse of the fading western frontier and to photograph thousands of scenes. Butcher photographed many scenes of Custer County, including wild animals, livestock, log and sod buildings, prominent citizens, cowboys, Indians, ranches, Indian villages, and much more. Six Guns 350 says: "Has a long chapter on the lynching of Kid Wade, the horse thief, one on the exploits of Dick Milton, and material on I. P. Olive and the burning of Mitchell, and his companion Ketchum." Professionally re-backed with original covers laid-down by a master paper conservator, a few nicks and small closed tears to the fore-edges of a few pages, fore-edge of page 403 reinforced with cellophane tape, else a very good, tight, and internally clean copy of an elusive title and an excellent piece of pioneer history.
Inventory Number: 46917