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    Signed Limited Edition

    Colonel W. A. Graham. The Custer Myth: A Source Book of Custeriana, To Which is Added Important Items of Custeriana and a Complete and Comprehensive Bibliography by Fred Dustin. (Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Company, 1953). Deluxe edition, signed and numbered. 4to. xxii, 413 pp. Pictorial endpapers. Dozens of illustrations. Bibliography, index. Full padded leather over boards. Gilt lettering to spine and front board. All edges gilt. Signed by Graham on the limitation page, "Number six W. A. Graham". Rear hinge cracked, extremities very slightly rubbed. A very good copy in the original box.

    Following the Battle of Little Bighorn, George Armstrong Custer was made into a tragic national hero by writers, editors, and artists. Leading the movement to elevate the Custer legend to mythical proportions was his widow Libby; her books and writings were very successful in turning him into quite the media personality. Historian and lawyer William A. Graham (1874-1954) was not impressed by this Custer propaganda and set out to accurately tell the Custer story using original source material without biases. This resulting book is a valuable tool for any Custer historian even to this day, especially the extensive bibliography by Fred Dustin. This deluxe edition is seldom offered for sale. The limitation page does not indicate the number of copies printed - this copy is number 6. Renowned bookseller T. A. Swinford, in his recent catalog #99, gives this edition a limitation of only 100 copies.


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