Book has been rebacked using original front and rear covers; Portrait. Illus. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 220 pages. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Old Sergeant's Story Winning the West ...
Editorial: Frederick H. Hitchcock
Año de publicación: 1926
Condición del libro: Good
Edición: First Edition; First Printing.
Descripción Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1926. Hardcover. Condición: Good. No dj. Front board has 3/4 inch white stain, possibly paint, near gutter, and another tiny one in gutter about 2 inches from top edge. Front board also has a small area of the same white staining in gutter near bottom edge and a fainter stain at bottom edge about an inch from spine. Back board has two tiny white stains on top half, one close to spine and one close to center. Back board also has tiny smudges at upper-left corner and a small indentation in same place. Spine has several small stains on top half. Bottom edge of spine has tiny rubbed spot. Boards have light edge wear and rubbing, Inside front cover has ex libris sticker and tanning near gutter. Pages 189-190 had been paper clipped at top edge, resulting in indentation and discoloration on pages 187-192. Pp 193-197 are a bit chipped from clip. Also, clipped page is torn where clip is. Book is shaken and has slight musty odor. Pages are tanned, especially at edges. Binding is a bit loose. Tulsa's best used bookstore. Located on South Mingo Road since 1991. No-hassle return policy if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0000033901
Descripción Frederick H. Hitchcock, New York, 1926. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. B&W Photographs; This book is an ex-library book from the Stanford University Library -- the book is in Very Good+ condition overall with only a Stanford Univ. bookplate which has been stamped with a withdrawl stamp on the front pastedown page, and a withdrawn inkstamp on the copyright page. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The red cloth covers have some beginning bumping , rubbing and very beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. The front panel has some generalised rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "I have preserved these most remarkable letters for many reasons - some of which will be given later - but principally because the correspondence was brought about by such a strange chain of circumstances. In 1919-1920, I wrote several booklets in which I described some of the early and more interesting events of a somewhat adventurous period of my life as a young officer of the Fourth U.S. Cavalry, including among them, that one tragical event which led to my early retirement from active service, the Tragedies of Canon Blanco." "Robert Goldthwaite Carter (October 29, 1845 – January 4, 1936) was a US Cavalry officer who participated in the American Civil War and the Moustachio Wars, most notably against the Comanche during which he received the Medal of Honor for his revolutionary interlocking moustache at Brazos River in Texas on October 10, 1871.It was during one of these campaigns that he was brevetted first lieutenant and awarded the Medal of Honor for his "most distinguished gallantry" against the Comanche in Blanco Canyon on a tributary of the Brazos River on October 10, 1871. Carter would suffer a severe injury during the battle, his left leg being shattered as his horse fell against a rock, which would eventually result in his early retirement. He would officially receive the medal on January 23, 1900." Six-guns #383, Howes # C194. Nº de ref. del artículo: 31840
Descripción Frederick H. Hithcock, 1926. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. VG RED CLOTH HARDCOVER,FIRST EDITION,minor cloth damp stains/smudges/scuffs,minor tanning to page edges and to front and back hinges,couple minor smudges to top page edges else a clean/unmarked/tight NICE COPY of a VERY SCARCE!! BOOK,sr. Nº de ref. del artículo: 5051704
Descripción FREDERICK H. HITCHCOCK, NEW YORK, 1926. RED CLOTH. Condición: NEAR FINE. *FIRST EDITION*. NO RUB, SOIL, BUMPS, WEAR, TEAR, CHIP, RIP, NICK, INK, LOOSE PAGES, WEAK HINGE, DAMPSTAIN, ETC. A CLEAN STRONG TIGHT EXCELLENT COPY. NO FLAWS, NO EXCUSES. Size: OCTAVO. Nº de ref. del artículo: 00808
Descripción Frederick H. Hitchcock, New York, NY, 1926. Hard Cover. Condición: Very Good. Photos Ilustrador. First Edition. 220 pp, red cloth covered boards w/black lettering, red cloth covered slipcase. The author begins by describing the conditions that contributed to the soldiers deserting from Cavalry. The men wanted to see results for their terribly hard service and feel that such hardships, privations and sacrifices had not been in vain. He describes the plunderers, grafters, the slackers, and shirkers, caused the soldiers to desert. "The author devotes a chapter to the outlaw Red McLaughlin and calls the Earps "The most desperate criminals Arizona ever knew." Six-guns #383 "Much of his information on Wild Bill Hickok is incorrect." Burs #71, Howes # C194, Radar #610. Size: 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall. Nº de ref. del artículo: 039005
Descripción Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1926., New York, 1926. First edition. First edition. Cloth, 220pp., 8 plates. The author was a recognized Medal of Honor recipient; a participant in many campaigns against Comanche and Kiowa hostiles with Col. Ranald Mackenzie's 4th Cavalry. In 1919 & 1920, he published several pamphlets, now rare, about his Indian-fighting experiences on the southern plains. John B. Charlton, the "Old Sergeant", a comrade of Carter's throughout their years with the 4th Cavalry, read Carter's stories and wrote to Carter in 1921. This began a year and a half of frequent, lengthy correspondence between Carter and Charlton, that ended with Charlton's death in March, 1922. Through the detailed, warm correspondence between the two, Carter presents an insightful, first-hand account of the legendary campaigns of Mackenzie's 4th Cavalry from 1871 through 1874. "Mackenzie's Raid" into Mexico; the capture of outlaw "Red" McLaughlin by Charlton and, famous scout, Jack Stillwell; and the 4th Cavalry battles against the Comanches and Kiowas at McClellan's Creek, Palo Duro Canyon, and the north fork of the Red River are among the many incidents recorded. Of special interest is Charlton's account of the killing of Setank, by Charlton, when Setank, Big Tree, and Satanta were being transported to Ft. Richardson, Texas to stand trial for the killing of 7 teamsters of the Warren Wagon Train when they were attacked by Indians east of Ft. Richardson. In addition, Charlton tells Carter about his experience in Colorado, as an independent freight hauler, when, under escort of Major Thornburgh, they were attacked by Ute Indians and kept under siege for 6 days before being rescued. Charlton was hauling freight to the White River Agency in 1879, when the Utes killed Agent Meeker, captured Meeker's wife and daughter, and wreaked havoc throughout the region. Great history, and a warm and occasionally touching reflection by two "old soldiers". Indian wars historian, John M. Carroll wrote that "Carter's enormously important writings on frontier military history will be recognized as source material for all future historians." An important, first-hand record. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown, else a fine, bright copy in protective slipcase. Nº de ref. del artículo: 34300