NEW YORK: Charles L. Webster & Company,  1889. Second Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto (9 1/4 x 5 3/4").
Dark Green cloth with red, white and blue flags design to front board as well as a Custer coat of arms. Gilt and blue lettering to spine, which also features Custer's sabre, in gilt. Beveled edges. Previous owner's bookplate to light-green floral endpapers. Some foxing to tissue-guarded frontis engraved portrait of then Brevet Major General Custer. Scuffing, and rubbing to extremities, with fraying especially to top of spine. Somewhat shaken. Both hinges started and loose, and previous bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Overall, a solid, fairly priced copy of an early printing of Libby Custer's monumenal recollections of a segment of Custer's professional career. 702 pp. (Frontis engraving, 28 mid-text engravings, including 2 maps).
Elizabeth ("Libby") Custer's memoirs of her adventurous life with the late General George Armstrong Custer, one of three by General Custer's devoted spouse, which aimed at rescuing his tarnished reputation and preserving his place in the historical canon. Good only. Item #78917