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1885 First Edition Custer Boots And Saddles Plains Indians Civil War For Sale
For sale is a 1885 FIRST EDITION copy of BOOTS AND SADDLES written by Elizabeth B. Custer- the wife of Gen. George Custer. And published by Harper & Bros. of New York. Elizabeth Custer or "Libby" was the love of George Custer life and in some regards was no less famous than her husband. They were in the truest sense "a couple" and our understanding of their relationship has been enhanced by Libby's writings of her time in the company of her husband during his campaigning on the western plains against the Indians. Custer was already alegend known as-The Boy General-from the Civil War. Elizabeth's writing of his post-war career enhances both our view of him as a man and them as a couple in love. And makes a brilliant illumination of his Military life with the United States Army, which includes it's many colorful personalities of the old west. Here then is the famous 7th Cavalry and their exploits, asseen byElizabeth and George Custer,as she and her husband lived them. From the cruising everyday camp life on the Frontier to the extracting with the war-like tribes of the plains. This touching account ends inevitably as Custer and his command ride out for the fateful encounter at the Little Big Horn.
This copy is in GOOD CONDITION with a tight spine and binding. The boards are blind-stamped and the Gold Gilding has not faded. There are some blemishes and some soiling spots on the cloth, as seen in the pictures. There are no loose or missing pages. And the bottom right corner on the front board has been bumped. It does have the tipped in map and frontispiece of George Custer. The only writing in this copy is the nameof a previous owner and the date 1885. The book is 313 pages and is 8 X 5 1/2 inches. This book is a wonderful piece of AMERICAN HISTORY written in and about the frontier and the plains wars and much, much more. If you have any questions please contact me.THANK YOU
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1885 First Edition Custer Boots And Saddles Plains Indians Civil War: $214