First edition of Tenting on the Plans by Elizabeth Custer. Octavo, xiii, , 702pp. Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine, decorative color inlays on cover and spine. Minor rubbing at lower edge of cloth near spine. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Custer with tissue cover. Decorative floral endpapers. Complete with 28 full page illustrations and maps. An outstanding copy of this historically important defense of General Custer.
Comments: 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 of the trilogy written by Mrs. Custer.