Lot 199 of 455:
Inscribed by author to Major General Nelson A. Miles  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$192
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California, with Other Sketches...to Which is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Hon. George C. Gorham
Author:
Field, Stephen J.
Place:
No place
Publisher:
Printed for a Few Friends, Not Published
Date:
[1893]
Description:

vi, 406 pp. (8vo) 7¾x5¼", original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Second Edition.

Inscribed with the signature of the author to "Major General Nelson A. Miles, Commanding the U.S. Army, with the compliments of Stehen J. Field Washington D.C. Dec. 18th 1896". Nelson Appleton Miles was an American military general who served in the American Civil War, the American Indian Wars, and the Spanish–American War. From 1895 to 1903, he served as the last Commanding General of the United States Army before the office was abolished. Miles played a leading role in nearly all of the U.S. Army's campaigns against the American Indian tribes of the Great Plains. Bookplate from the Pacific-Union Club with inscription "Presented to Pacific-Union Club Library by Mr. W.H. Crocker, 1923". William Henry Crocker was the son of Charles Crocker and served as the Chairman of the Panama-Pacific Exposition Committee.

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Condition:
Rubbing at spine ends and edges with a few scuffs to cloth; brittle front free endpaper starting as is flyleaf with inscription, pages toned; very good.
 
Item number:
302893
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