New York: Homer Lee & Co, 1878. First. hardcover. Frontispiece and one other engraved portrait, protected with tissue. 322pp. Short 8vo, handsomely rebound in black silk moire with original gilt-stamped pictorial burgundy cloth cover preserved; burgundy leather spine label. New York: Homer Lee & Co., 1878. First edition. Pages evenly toned; minor tears and neat repairs on some page edges. A very good, attractive copy of this extremely uncommon book. very good.
Autobiography of Lieut. Henry Ossian Flipper, U.S.A., First Graduate of Color from the U.S. Military Academy. Although Flipper's record of accomplishment was significant, he was court-martialed and dismissed from service in 1882.