Miles City, Montana: S. Gordon, 1918. Huffman, L.A. Flexi-board. [L.A. Huffman] [Montana] Recollections of Old Milestown, S. Gordon, Self-published, Miles City, Montana, 1918. 42pp. 9.25 x 6.25 inches.
Original brown cloth moire, with gilt title. Light rubbing and soiling. Book exhibits mild cupping. Binding fully intact; slight tearing to inside front gutter. Interior of book is clean. Signed by the author on first endpaper. The 'S' is smeared in his name. Good condition.
Classic and rare account of Miles City Montana, signed by the author. From the author's introduction: "At the inception of the original plan there was no thought of 'getting (the book) into print' and consequently no thought of illustrations but once it was decided to put the story between covers the matter of illustration became an essential feature, and this principally because Mr. L.A. Huffman-himself one of the original committee-had in his possession an abundance of material for this work; 'shots' snapped on the spot and at the time written of, having an intrinsic merit that cannot attach to 'fake' pictures, no matter how skillfully posed. Thus, the story told in the text is illustrated by pictures practically 'taken on the spot.' And so, this book and its pictures, is in a way the accomplishment of the task undertaken by the committee of long ago, and while it appeals almost entirely to the sentimental side of the old-timers, it is hoped that it will prove to be of interest to those who will in time become 'old timers' and who will feel the same pride in 'Old Milestown' that its founders now have" Howes G-255, Six-Guns 849. Rare. Good / None as issued. Item #296