Following the Guidon
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , vi-xiii, , xx, 341, ,  (pages of publisher's advertisements),  pp. Bound in green cloth with the front board lettered in gilt with gilt bullet decorations and an American flag stamped in red, white, and blue, on the front board, spine with gilt lettering. Illustrated by a frontispiece and thirteen additional plates, with a few in-text illustrations and several facsimiles of late nineteenth-century army sheet music. Graham 76. Luther 13. Rader 1008. 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. A lovely copy of Custer's third and final book on her husband's military career. Near Fine. Item #00009197
A Near Fine book with a tiny bump to the top corner of the first few leaves, minute spot of wear to the flag on the front board.