Charles F. Bates: Colonel Bates Copy, with His Signature, of Life of Sitting Bull and the History of the Indian War of 1890-'91. A Graphic Account of the Life of the Great Medicine Man and Chief Sitting Bull; His Tragic Death; Story of the Sioux Nation; Their Manners and Customs; Ghost Dances and Messiah Craze; Also, a Very Complete History of the Sanguinary Indian War of 1890-'91. By W. Fletcher Johnson. Profusely Illustrated. ([Philadelphia]: Edgewood Publishing Company, [1891]). First edition, with the signature and address of Col. Charles F. Bates (U.S. Army, retired) on a preliminary leaf. Bates was a Custer biographer and author and a friend to Mrs. Elizabeth Custer. Two terminal leaves have pencil notes by bates referring to page numbers in the book. Octavo (7.5" x 5"). 587 pages. Illustrated. Publisher's green-gray cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt and reddish-brown on the front cover and spine. Housed in a custom quarter morocco book-backed slipcase with four raised bands and gilt tooling on the spine.

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