Tenting on the Plains: General Custer in Kansas & Texas by Elizabeth Custer, Circa 1895

(Custer, George A.) CUSTER, Elizabeth B. Tenting on the Plains or General Custer in Kansas and Texas. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1887. Octavo, original pictorial brown cloth, patterned endpapers. 

First edition of this famous defense of Custer, with engraved frontispiece portrait and 28 illustrations. Perhaps General Custer’s most fervent defender, Elizabeth Custer wrote this book as part of a trilogy of autobiographical works focusing heavily on her husband. In Tenting on the Plains, which has been credited with “adding greatly to the Custer legend,” Elizabeth Custer described “their marriage and experiences in the Civil War and subsequent Indian campaigns” (ANB). Rader 1009. Eberstadt 105:101, 122:86.

Presented in a custom cloth slipcase with a portrait of the Custer's on the front.




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