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164. LANE, Lydia Spencer. I Married a Soldier,
or Old Days in the Old Army. Philadelphia: J. B.
Lippincott Company, 1893. 214 pp. 12mo, original beige
cloth lettered and decorated in navy blue. Rare pastedown
slightly abraded, overall fine.
First edition. Graff 2382n: "A very interesting account of Army life at western and southwestern Army posts in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona prior to and immediately after the Civil War." Howes L68. Myres, Following the Drum. Pingenot: Excellent narrative by an army officers wife, giving her experiences at Forts McIntosh, Duncan, Inge, Clark, Concho, Stockton, Davis, in Texas, and at Forts Craig, Fillmore, Stanton, Union, etc. in New Mexico both before and after the Civil War.
With a copy of the second edition, published at Philadelphia in 1910 (12mo, original blue ribbed cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Very fine and bright, in d.j. reinforced on verso with old tape). Authors presentation copy, signed on front free endpaper "Lydia Spence Lane December, Nineteen Twelve." A most desirable copy in the rare d.j., and signed by author.