The Battle of Little Big Horn, the signed limited edition by Mari Sandoz.
Octavo, 206pp. Navy blue morocco spine, gilt title, raised bands, cloth boards. Stated “first edition” on the copyright page. Uncut, decorative map end papers. Foldout map of Fort Fetterman at rear. Copy of original manuscript opposite title page, signed by Sandoz along bottom edge. This is a signed limited edition of 249 copies, this being number 124 of 249 signed by Mari Sandoz. The book was published posthumously, so this limited edition is the only signed copy of the book available.
Novelist Mari Susette Sandoz was one of the 20th centuries foremost writers on Western pioneer life and the Plains Indians. Originally from Nebraska, she moved to Denver and then New York City after controversial writings about the people of her home state. She is best known for her biography of Crazy Horse, written from the viewpoint of the Lakota Indians, a novel concept at the time.