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84. CUSTER, Elizabeth A. Tenting on the Plains;
or General Custer in Kansas and Texas. New York:
Charles L. Webster Co., 1889. xvi, 702 pp., engraved
plates, map. Large 8vo, original gilt pictorial cloth.
Minor shelf wear to spinal extremities and lower edge, a
bright, beautiful copy.
First edition. Dary, Kanzana 235. Dustin 77. Luther, High Spots of Custer 5: "The writings of Elizabeth Custer are well worth reading for their picture of frontier army life and for tracing Custers career on the western plains. Mrs. Custer was a charming and talented woman who idolized her husband." Myres, Following the Drum, p. 7. Rader 1009. Raines, p. 60: "An interesting account of army life on the Indian border." Pingenot: Although written by Custers widow to defend her husbands honor, she succeeds more in giving a wonderful picture of life in Western army posts from a womans point of view. Included are several chapters on her stay in Austin and commentary on the state of lawlessness in Texas at that time.