Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1904. With 346 Figures and 14 Plates by G. Nicolet. Translated & Edited by Simon J.J. Harger. Second Edition. With an ink inscription by a "Buffalo Solider" on the front ndpaper. "Writes name [illegible], Lt. Col. 9th Cav. Chief Dept. Horse." A later inscription below signed by a First Lieutenant in the 3rd Calvary, dated "Jany 1916." An excellent and informative book covering an in-depth study of the head, body and legs of the horses as well as locomotion and mechanics, proportions, uses, vicious horses, vices and more. Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment on the U.S. Army, formed on Sept. 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The “Buffalo Soldiers” name was given to the African-American soldiers because their hair reminded Native American tribes of buffalo fur. The term eventually became synonymous with all African-American regiments formed in 1866. The 9th Cavalry Regiment was one of the Army's four segregated African-American regiments. The regiment saw combat during the Indian and Spanish-American Wars. During Western Expansion, the regiment provided security for the early western settlers and defended the American borders against Indian bands, Mexican encroachment, and criminal elements. An interesting copy! Thick 8vo., green cloth, stamped in black; 916 pages. Item #56883
Very Good (little wear tips of spine; contents clean & tight but printed on a thin paper, so there a few occasional tiny tears or a few pages dog-eared). Overall, a very pleasing copy with a great association!