1885 1st eds CUSTER Boots & Saddles + 1890 Following the Guidon Native Americans

CUSTER, Elizabeth Bacon

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“There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry”

 – General George Custer

 

An incredibly rare pairing of two first edition printings of General George Custer! ‘Boots and Saddles’ and ‘Following the Guidon’ were written by Custer’s wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth was given permission to accompany her husband on his military campaigns and was able to provide first-hand accounts to his work. She was known to be the only woman to ‘ride with the regiment’, and was witness to activity of Native American Indians, Sioux and Dakota tribes, General Custer’s Black Hills Expedition, and other campaigns of the US Army and Cavalry.

 

‘Following the Guidon’ was written with the attempt of creating a legacy for her husband. It worked. In fact, she is without a doubt the most important force in creating the ‘legend’ surrounding General Custer as western hero – even though actual history deviates from the story she created. It includes the description of the march into Indian Territory, dealing with scouts, the Battle of the Washita, Indian prisoners and trials, hunting records, Army house-keeping, and Indian captivity of white women.

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1885 1st eds CUSTER Boots & Saddles + 1890 Following the Guidon Native Americans

 

“There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry”

 – General George Custer

 

An incredibly rare pairing of two first edition printings of General George Custer! ‘Boots and Saddles’ and ‘Following the Guidon’ were written by Custer’s wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth was given permission to accompany her husband on his military campaigns and was able to provide first-hand accounts to his work. She was known to be the only woman to ‘ride with the regiment’, and was witness to activity of Native American Indians, Sioux and Dakota tribes, General Custer’s Black Hills Expedition, and other campaigns of the US Army and Cavalry.

 

‘Following the Guidon’ was written with the attempt of creating a legacy for her husband. It worked. In fact, she is without a doubt the most important force in creating the ‘legend’ surrounding General Custer as western hero – even though actual history deviates from the story she created. It includes the description of the march into Indian Territory, dealing with scouts, the Battle of the Washita, Indian prisoners and trials, hunting records, Army house-keeping, and Indian captivity of white women.

Item number: #8875

Price: $750

CUSTER, Elizabeth Bacon

“Boots and saddles”: or, Life in Dakota with General Custer

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885. 1st edition

…WITH…

Following the Guidon.

London: Harper & Bros., 1890. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   ‘Boots and Saddles’

  • [4], 5-312

o   ‘Following the Guidon’

  • xx, 341, [1], [2 ads]
  • 15 full-page illustrations
  • References: Howes C 980; Graff 959; Rader 1010
  • Provenance:

o   Handwritten – N. Russell Jr., May 27th, 1885.

o   Bookplate – John Sloan Tough

  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm)

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8875

Categories

Americana, American History

Military & War

Other

Authors

CUSTER, Elizabeth Bacon

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete