Following the Guidon

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. First printing. Hardcover. Small 8vo. 341 pp. Includes one leaf of ads bound in the rear (one of which advertises both this volume and Custer's "Boots and Saddles"). Bound in green cloth lettered in gilt and stamped with gilt and black decorations on the front board and the spine. The front board is lettered in gilt with gilt bullet decorations and an American flag stamped in red, white, blue, and gilt on the front board. Includes several black and white plates of photographs from the Custer's life as well as maps. Elizabeth Custer strove to create a heroic perception for George Armstrong Custer after his defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn. She feared for his reputation after the battle and wrote three books describing his life and exploits with the purpose of defending his actions and character. Graham 76. Luther 13. Rader 1008. A beautiful copy of Custer's third and final book on her husband's military career. Very near Fine. Item #00008032

A very near Fine book with two tiny erasures on the free front endpaper.

Price: $300.00

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