William "buffalo Bill" Cody Autographed 1891 Hymnal "the Epworth No. 2" For SaleSuper scarce and very rare autographed Hymnal of "The Epworth Hymnal No. 2," published in 1891, and signed on the inside front cover by famed frontiersman and founder of the fantastic "Wild West Shows," William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. This hardcover hymn book is the successor to No. 1, which had been published in 1864, and contains the standard hymns of the church, songs for the Sunday-school, songs for social services, songs for young people`s societies, songs for the home church, and songs for special occasions. It has 232 pages plus pages of advertising in the rear. Both front and back covers are stamped "Property of M. E. S. School, Radford, Ills. Do Not Take Out. Leave in Seat." Cody has signed "W. F. Cody" above "Buffalo Bill" in black fountain pen. Signature is bold and clear with wide margins so it could easily be matted and framed with a nice B/W portrait of Cody. Probably signed for an admiring young fan somewhere along the route as Cody`s Wild West show toured the country. Circumstances may yield some interesting research! EXTREMELY RARE piece of history that one would expect to see in the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming, but can be yours!!!!!
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