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Pingenot Auction, Lot 82

82. CREMONY, John C. Life Among the Apaches. San Francisco: A. Roman & Company, 1868. 322 pp. Small 8vo, original cloth with margins stamped in blind; gilt lettering on spine. Slight wear to extremities. Light foxing to endpapers and preliminary leaves, overall a very good copy.
        First edition. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 112. Edwards, Desert Voices, p. 45. Field 387: "The Apache was more closely approached and studied by him during his twenty years of border life, than by any other writer." Graff 915: "A cavalry officer’s adventures in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas told with dash and a fine sense of humor." Howes C879. Munk (Alliot), p. 58. Raines, p. 57: "Thrilling incidents and interesting facts." Saunders 716. Pingenot: Cremony’s work is a dependable authority and remains one of the best on the Apache and his aboriginal neighbors. Cremony served as interpreter to Bartlett on the southern border boundary survey.