First edition of Follow The Guidon by Elizabeth B. Custer.
Octavo, xx, 341pp, [2pp ads]. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine, decorative color illustrations on front panel. No additional printings on copyright page. Solid text block, wear to hinge on the front endpaper, light rubbing to tips of spine. Frontispiece portrait. A bright, near fine example.
After President Ulysses S. Grant publicly blamed General Custer for the disaster at Little Big Horn, Elizabeth Custer, the General’s wife, took on the role of his public defender. Beginning with her book, Boots and Saddles in 1885, she would go on to publish three books about the life of her martyred husband. This work is the third book in the trilogy written by Mrs. Custer.