First edition of Tenting On The Plains by Elizabeth B. Custer.
Octavo, xiii, , 702pp. Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine, decorative color inlays on cover and spine. Light rubbing to cloth cover. Exceptionally bright gilt, vibrant colors to illustrations. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Custer with tissue cover. Decorative floral endpapers. Previous ownership bookplate and inscription on front free endpapers. A short tear to the fore-edge of the preliminary leaves and Chapter I. Complete with 28 full page illustrations and maps. An outstanding copy of this historically important defense of General Custer.
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 second of the trilogy written by Mrs. Custer.