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Pingenot Auction, Lot 281

281. SCOTT, Hugh Lenox. Some Memories of a Soldier. New York: Century Company, 1928. 673 pp., frontispiece portrait, plates (photographic). Thick 8vo, original dark green cloth, title stamped in blind on upper cover and gilt-lettered spine. A superb copy, signed by author on half-title. Laid in is author’s autograph letter signed dated in 1929. Bookplate.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 1970; Herd 2029. Pingenot: Autobiography of Scott’s career from his early days in the West through the Spanish American War, the Mexican Revolution, and World War I. Contains information on Custer and the expedition to recover bodies at the Little Big Horn; Indian problems and various cavalry units in the West; sketches of Geronimo and Sitting Bull, etc. General Scott was the last living cavalry officer who could converse in Indian sign language. As chief of staff, in 1915, he personally met with Obregon and Pancho Villa in an attempt to stop the violence and unrest along the U.S.-Mexico border. An important military memoir, overlooked by Howes.
($60-120)