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GEORGE A. CUSTER. My Life on the Plains; or, Personal Experiences with Indians. 8 plates. -256 pages. 8vo, publisher's maroon gilt pictorial cloth, minor wear including slightly bumped corners; minimal wear to contents and one small ink mark. New York, 1874
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. This copy has no ownership markings, but came down with the papers of the historian Frederic F. Van de Water, who did much to counter the early hero worship of Custer (see lot 209). Graff 961; Howes C981.
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