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Pingenot Auction, Lot 64


64. CARTER, William H. From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U.S. Cavalry. Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1900. [vii] [1] 317 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original yellow pictorial cloth, t.e.g. Gilt title on spine faded. Front hinge broken (easily repaired). Moderate wear but still a near fine copy for this book. Signed on the front inside paste-down: "Wm Hemsley Emory."
        First edition. Graff 614. Munk (Alliott), p. 39. Nicholson, p. 139. The plates are by Remington, Larned, Zogbaum, and others. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington) 461 and (Zogbaum) 24. Pingenot: Admiral Emory was a nephew of Willim Helmsley Emory, who originally organized the Six Cavalry. The unit served with Phil Sheridan to the end of the Civil War. At the close of the war, the regiment was ordered to Texas, then after serving in Texas, to Arizona, New Mexico, and ultimately the Plains and the entire Rocky Mountain region. Carter describes the regiment’s experiences in great detail. In a succeeding work, the author states that the greater part of this edition was destroyed by a Baltimore fire. Not in Howes or Nevins. A fine work and a little-known military rarity.