Lot 389: George S. Patton

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:03:59

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Lot 389: Signed books from Patton's personal library: The Campaign of Santiago de Cuba, Two Volumes. Later printing. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1914. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.75, 274 and 236 pages. Signed on the front cover of both volumes, "G. S. Patton Jr.," as well as on the first free end page of Volume II in fountain pen, "G. S. Patton, Jr., 1924." Patton also writes the title on the spine and cover of each book. Autographic condition: fine, with signatures on the covers a shade or two light. Book conditions: VG-/None in VG+ custom-made quarter leather clamshell boxes. No other military leader wrote so frequently in his letters or diary what he was reading, and no leader's library was so well documented since Napoleon's. Patton's library, which was almost entirely inherited by his son, Major General George Patton III, was given to West Point, with just a small portion of books, including these volumes, inherited by other descendants or friends. Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $1000-2000
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