The second edition of Our Wild Indians by Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, in full brown morocco.
Octavo, xxxiv, [blank], 29-653pp. Full brown morocco, title in gilt, decorative bands on spine. Silk endpapers, gilt dentelle edges, all edges gilt. A custom decorative binding. Complete with 6 full page chromolithograph plates, 17 full page steel cut illustrations, frontispiece portrait with tissue cover. Clean text block, light toning to tissue covers.
(Howes D-403) (Graff, 1114) (Rader 1172)
Includes an introduction by General Sherman. An exceptionally copy in this condition.
Colonel Richard Irving Dodge was an officer in the United States Army. He served as aide-de-camp for General William Tecumseh Sherman and spent most of his career protecting trade routes in the American West. In retirement, he was a prolific author, authoring numerous books about his experience in the American west. Those works include: Hunting Grounds of the Great West (1877), The Enlisted Soldier (1886), The Black Hills: A Minute Description of the Routes, Scenery, Soil, Climate, Timber, Gold, Geology, Zoology (1876). His Black Hills journal was published posthumously in 1996.