New York: Sheldon & Company, 1873. Hardcover. With numerous articles and stories by various authors. Most notable are three articles by George Armstrong Custer about his early experiences when stationed in the Indian Territory at the end of the 1860s. This occupation ended in his battle of Washita in 1868 against the Cheyenne Indians. The articles appeared here three years before Custer's death at Little Big Horn in 1876. These and later articles were later issued in book form as My Life on the Plains. Also of particular interest is an article titled "Anti-Slavery Men of the South" by the Virginia journalist and Confederate sympathizer Edward A. Pollard. Pollard's pro-South views changed somewhat after the war and here he writes that there was significant if not conflicted opposition to slavery in the southern states before and during the war. There is also the first printing of "Roman Note-Book by Henry James. It was included with several other pieces by James on his travels in Italy in Italian Hours in 1909. Bound in three quarter black leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Both boards are present but detached. Chipping and wear to leather on spine and edges of boards and corners. Occasional spots of soiling to interior. Creases to come corners. A good reading copy. 868 pages. PER/052119. Good.
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New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good in brown illustrated cloth covered boards with brown title to front board and to spine. Minor soiling to exterior, browning to spine, and bumping to spine ends and corners. Repair to front hinge. Ex libris with remnants of stamps to end pages and bottom of title page, though they have mostly been rubbed away and are barely noticeable. Minor yellowing to margins. Text is clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. 320 pages. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Light brown cloth covered boards with black and light blue illustration and title to front board and gilt title to spine. Foxing and rubbing to exterior as well as bumping to spine ends and corners. Minor Rolling to Spine. Article about book pasted to front free end paper. Book plate of William Calvert Steuart, of the priminent Steuart family of Maryland. Original owner's name and date written in pen to top edge of title page. Small damp stain/browning to bottom margin of several pages at the beginning of the book. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Includes discussions of race relations in the south. 262 pages. MAR/042519. Very Good.
Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1987). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in blue leatherette covered boards with silver title to spine and silver emblem to front board. Minor foxing to edge of text block. Else is clean and bright with illustrations and maps throughout. Light blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and light blue and white title to spine. One closed tear to top edge of front panel of dust jacket. Index, 331 pages. American History. AMREV/042519. Near Fine / Very Good.