Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
WARMLY INSCRIBED BY SANTA CLAUS CUSTER, GEORGE ARMSTRONG. My Life on the Plains; or, Personal Experiences with Indians. 8 plates. 256 pages. 8vo, publisher's green gilt pictorial cloth, minor wear, slightly retouched at extremities; minor foxing, 2 short repaired tears; early owners' gift inscription and bookplates on front endpapers with related clipping laid down, inked library stamps on pages 35 and 113. In modern cloth gilt tray case. New York, 1874

Additional Details

first edition of a "classic account of military operations against various tribes of Plains Indians in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas"--Encyclopedia of American War Literature, page 84. The initial gift inscription reads "A fighting book for a fighting boy, from S. Claus, Esq." Graff 961; Howes C981.