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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Holliday, Geo.[rge] H. 
'ON THE PLAINS IN '65...TWELVE MONTHS IN THE VOLUNTEER CAVALRY SERVICE'. [WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA]: 1883
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Holliday, Geo.[rge] H. 
'ON THE PLAINS IN '65...TWELVE MONTHS IN THE VOLUNTEER CAVALRY SERVICE'. [WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA]: 1883
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 USD
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Holliday, Geo.[rge] H. 
'ON THE PLAINS IN '65...TWELVE MONTHS IN THE VOLUNTEER CAVALRY SERVICE'. [WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA]: 1883
8vo (8 3/18 x 5 1/2 in.; 207 x 140mm). Full-page woodcut portrait, 1 full-page and 6 in-text woodcuts; a few stray spots, p. 67 with small hole to upper margin. Original pictorially printed wrapper bound in, quarter blue cloth over marbled boards, spine gilt-lettered; lacking rear wrapper, some marginal loss where wrapper bound in, wrapper a bit spotted and soiled, some rubbing to edges of boards.


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Provenance

Rt. Rev. Nathaniel S. Thomas (bookplate to front pastedown)

Literature

Graff 1936; Howes H596; Streeter 111:1828

Catalogue Note

The original edition of one of the most compelling of all post-Civil War narratives.

The author, George Henry Holliday, enlisted in the Union Army at the age of 15. After his regiment was disbanded in Washington, he re-enlisted and was sent to the Rocky Mountains to protect the frontier, guard the overland mail, and defend the government posts on the North Platte and elsewhere. A member of the 6th West Virginia Veteran Cavalry, Holliday served in Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. 'On the Plains in '65' contains accounts of the Sioux Wars, wild horses, hunting on the Powder River, buffalo in the Wind River Valley, etc. 

Incidentally, George Henry Holliday was the cousin of John Henry "Doc" Holliday. George moved west to take care his cousin during his recovery after gambler Henry Kahn shot Doc following a disagreement.

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