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Pingenot Auction, Lot 85

85. CUSTER, George A. My Life on the Plains; or, Personal Experiences with Indians. New York: Sheldon and Company, 1874. 256 pp., frontispiece portrait, 7 plates. 8vo, original dark blue gilt-pictorial cloth with gilt title on cover and spine. With only a trace of wear, this is one of the finest copies of this work to be offered for sale.
        First edition. Dustin 81. Graff 961. Howes C981. Jones 1566. Luther, High Spots of Custer 7: "George Armstrong Custer described his own western experiences in the true first printing of this material. Custer wrote in an entertaining style and Benteen referred to this book as ‘My Lie on the Plains.’" Smith 2188. Rader 1011. Pingenot: Campaigns against the Indians in the region between the Missouri and the Rocky Mountains. An important volume for any Custer collection and rare in choice collector’s condition.