First Edition, first issue of Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A. Miles.
Quarto, vii, , 590pp, . Publisher’s brown cloth, title in gilt on spine, decorative illustrations on cover with depiction of Miles on a horse. Light rubbing to cloth at tips of the spine, otherwise fine. Previous bookseller’s label affixed to floral patterned endpapers. Complete with over 200 illustrations by Frederic Remington and other “eminent artists” of the time. Frontispiece portrait of General Nelson A. Miles with tissue cover, the first issue with his name below the portrait. (Howes M595) (Graff 2789) An exceptional copy.
General Nelson A. Miles (1839-1925) served in the American Civil War, the Indian Wars and the Spanish-American War. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the 77-year-old general offered to serve but was turned down by President Woodrow Wilson. He passed away in 1925 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.