Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Major George F. Eliot. The Purple Legion. New York: [1936]. First edition. Inscribed by the author. Octavo. 255, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's pale purple cloth, spine and front lettered in silver; top edge of text block trimmed and stained orange; original illustrated dust jacket. Binding worn, discolored, and dust-soiled at extremities; pale soiling to boards, visible in raking light. Endpapers and text block yellowed; top edge of text block dust-soiled. Chipping to jacket edges, particularly at spine and flap fold ends, along with several tiny tears and some creasing; tear extending down about 1.5 inches from top of front panel fold and crossing spine panel horizontally; general rubbing and mild yellowing; folds worn; tidemark running length of rear flap fold; further tidemarks visible at verso. Good.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 189

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 June 6 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search