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Pingenot Auction, Lot 311

311. UNITED STATES. ARMY. FOURTEENTH CAVALRY. The Fourteenth Cavalry. Their Book. [Fort Des Moines, 1921]. [46] pp. (printed in double column), photographic illustrations. Oblong quarto, original ecru printed wrappers. A few minor tears and some wear. Very good.
         First edition. Full of full-page group photographs and photo montage pages of activites, "their book" presents a lively picture of cavalry life prior to World War I. Many of the pictures are identified as "on the border" in Texas. Pingenot: The 14th U.S. Cavalry was formed in 1901. The history of the regiment gives some details of its service against the Moros in the Philippines in 1903-1905, in Oregon in 1906 during open range cattle-rustling problems and considerable mention of Mexican border troubles in 1913-1918. Not in Dornbusch. Rare.
($
250-500)