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Pingenot Auction, Lot 51

51. BROWN, N. W. Historical Sketch of Troop "A", First Cavalry W.N.G. (Light Horse Squadron) Commemorating Its Twentieth Anniversary. Milwaukee: Burdick & Allen, 1899. 36 [2] 37-80 (ads, printed in colored inks and many illustrated) pp., numerous illustrations (on p. [4] is a full-page illustration by Frederick Remington dedicated "To Troop A 1st Cav. 1898"). Oblong 4to, original gilt pictorial yellow buckram over blue cloth, a.e.g. Some soiling to binding, first few leaves detached with minor marginal chipping.
        First edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington) 666. Pingenot: Contains a history of the troop, roster of its officers, non-coms, and troopers, scenes of Camp Grant, views of the troop in the field, portraits of its officers, etc. The splendid ads by merchants subsidizing publication provide a valuable turn-of-the-century view of Milwaukee’s business and commerce. Rare.