Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A. Miles(154 views)
Description: FIRST EDITION, first issue, with over 200 illustrations, including many by Frederic Remington. An influential work on the Indian Campaigns (with some discussion of the Civil Car), Personal Recollections is General Miles' endeavor "to retrace with his readers some portions of the journey of life and to illustrate the difficulties and dangers to which companions in arms have been exposed, in order that, if possible, their services and achievements may be more fully appreciated by the beneficiaries who are now enjoying the fruits of their heroism and sacrifices" (Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, volume 20). "His Personal Recollections is a graphic story of a life spent in his country's service, wherein his literary ability shines beside the masterly work of Frederic Remington's battle scene and Indian pictures" (Britannica). Howes 595. First issue, with "General Nelson A. Miles" under frontispiece. Chicago: The Werner Company, 1896. Quarto, original decorated brown cloth. Embossed stamp from 1917 on top margin of title page. Corners a little bumped and binding somewhat shaken. Cloth gilt bright. A very well-preserved copy.
Artist or Maker: Miles, Nelson A