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Pingenot Auction, Lot 395

395. [MILITARY HISTORY: CAVALRY]. Lot of 11 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

The Army Horse in Accident and Disease: A Manual for the Use of...Farriers and Horseshoers.... Washington: GPO, 1909. Frontispiece, plates. Original ecru canvas. Fine.
         Revised edition. Pingenot: According to Major General Franklin Bell, Chief of Staff, this manual was prepared for the use of students of the training school for farriers and horseshoers, as well as for the army at large and the organized militia.

BONIFACE, Captain John J. The Cavalry Horse and His Pack: Embracing...Details of Cavalry Service. For the Use of Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers.... Kansas City: Franklin Hudson Publishing Co, 1903. Frontispiece, illustrations. Original pictorial cloth, gilt title. Binding considerably worn, internally very good. "Troop A 14 Cavalry /1912" neatly written in black on front cover.
         First edition. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington) 414. Howes B599. Pingenot: A very scarce cavalry manual. This copy was the property of "Troop A 14th Cavalry 1912" as written on the front cover and front paste-down.

CARTER, William H. Horses, Saddles and Bridles. Leavenworth: Ketcheson & Reeves, 1895. Photographs and drawings. Original pictorial cloth, gilt title on cover and spine. Gilt spine lettering worn. Some external wear and rubbing showing solid use, yet still a good copy. Non-authorial inscription on the front free endpaper: "C. Siminger/ 2" Lt. 1" Cav./ March 20, 1902."
         First edition. Pingenot: W. H. Carter, then a captain with the 6th Cavalry, wrote widely on army life on the Western frontier. This work was written as a treatise on the care and treatment of cavalry mounts, and covers all aspects from the various items of equipment to losses of horses in various campaigns, cavalry raids, grooming, diseases, etc.

ESSIN, Emmett M. Shavetails & Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army Mule. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997. Illustrated. Cloth. Mint in pictorial d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: The dramatic story of the humble army mule in a clearly written study that is essential to understanding the logistics of the U.S. Army in its wars against America’s native tribes, as well as those larger conflicts which preceded the Army’s mechanization.

HERR, John K. and Edward S. Wallace. The Story of the U.S. Cavalry. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, [1953]. Small 4to, original cloth in d.j.
First edition. Foreword by General Jonathan M. Wainright.

Mechanized Cavalry. Ft. Riley: Academic Division, The Cavalry School, 1932-1933. Wrappers.

MERRILL, James M. Spurs to Glory: The Story of the United States Cavalry. New York: Rand McNally & Company, [1966]. Frontispiece, illustrations. Original pictorial cloth. Small piece missing from front upper front d.j. corner, else fine.
First edition.

MULFORD, Ami Frank. Fighting Indians in the 7th United States Cavalry.... Corning: Paul Lindsley Mulford, [1925]. Original printed wrappers with string tie. Very good.
         Second edition, revised. Howes M880. Graff 2928. Pingenot: Mulford, 22 years old, joins the 7th Cavalry at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The narrative focus is on the Indian campaign of 1877 against Chief Joseph and the Nez Percés.

PARKER, James. The Mounted Rifleman: A Method of Garrison Training and Field Instruction of Cavalry. Menasha: Collegiate Press, [1916]. Frontispiece illustrations, tables. Original printed wrappers with some soiling and chipping. Title crudely lettered on spine, some tape repairs. Internally fine. Penciled on the front cover is "Col W S Scott/ 16th Cavalry/ Aug 6th, 1916." Small typed note pasted inside front wrap reads "Compliments of Author."
         First edition. Pingenot: Topics include field instruction, combat exercises, training of recruits for war, conservation of mobility in campaign, and lessons from the "Great War," meaning World War I from 1914 to 1916. Parker maintained that British and French use of cavalry would have been more successful were it not for their "slavish adherence by many officers to the sword."

SAWICKI, James A. Cavalry Regiments of the U.S. Army. Dumfries: Wyvern Publications, [1985]. Illustrations. Small 4to, Cloth with gilt title on spine. Near fine in a very good d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: This volume documents the history, heraldry, and honors of the 133 regiments of horse, mechanized, air, airmobile, and armored cavalry that have been a part of U.S. military forces since World War I.

The Story of the U.S. Cavalry. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, [1953]. Illustrated. Small 4to, original cloth in d.j.
         First edition. Foreword by General Jonathan M. Wainright.

VEATCH, Byron. The Two Samurai. Chicago: F. G. Browne & Company, 1913. Color frontispiece. Very fine in original pictorial boards.
         First edition. Pingenot: Heroic tale by a former captain of Company C, Fourth Cavalry at Fort Huachuca, about two Samurai warriors. One was a first sergeant in his company and the other a Japanese civilian who wanted to become an American soldier.

WHEELER, Homer W. Buffalo Days: Forty Years in the Old West: The Personal Narrative of a Cattleman, Indian Fighter and Army Officer. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1925. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original cloth. Very fine in lightly chipped d.j. Presentation copy from Jeff Dykes to Charles Downing, with Dykes note laid in: "...with the kindest personal wishes of the retiring bookseller. This is the finest copy I’ve ever seen of this book."

(13 vols.)