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Pingenot Auction, Lot 244

244. PARKER, James. The Old Army Memories 1872-1918. Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, [1929]. 454 pp., photographic frontispiece portrait and plates. 8vo, original gilt-lettered navy blue cloth. Fine copy, inscribed on front free endpaper: "Compliments of the author James Parker."
         First edition. Adams, Guns 1686. Graff 3186: "Very interesting account of frontier Indian warfare and life at the forts in the Southwest and West during the 70s and 80s. He gives a fine account of the Geronimo Campaign, and his appreciation of General Mackenzie as an Indian fighter is excellent." Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 3051. Besides the Texas content, there are chapters on buffalo hunting, the Ute Campaign, Fort Myer and San Francisco, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine insurrection, etc. Pingenot: Parker’s first assignment as a young lieutenant was at Fort Clark, Texas, near the Mexican border, where he participated in forays into Mexico and described near clashes against Mexican army units. Fine military memoirs; now scarce.