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Custer | Gen. G.A.

My Life On The Plains

First Edition


SKU: 1902 Categories: ,


General Custer’s memoirs of My Life On The Plains, a first edition copy.

Octavo, 256pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine, decorative gilt and tooling to the spine and front panel. Fully illustrated with 8 full page wood cut engravings, including frontispiece of Custer with tissue cover. A near fine copy, light shelf wear and edge wear, otherwise a very bright copy with a solid text block. (Howes C981)

Published in 1874 before the infamous “Last Stand” of General Custer at Little Big Horn, this work details his military exploits in the American Indian Wars. It’s considered a valuable piece of primary source information. The legend of General George Armstrong Custer was much of his own making, in that he was known to covet the media and encourage coverage of his military exploits. His legend was also cultivated after his death by his wife, Elizabeth Custer, who wrote Boots and Saddles (1885), Tenting on the Plains (1887) and Following the Guidon (1890).

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New York


Sheldon And Company


First Edition

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Near Fine

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Custer | Gen. G.A.