Sewanee, TN: University of the South Press, 1907. First. Hard Bound. EXCEPTIONAL. There are still some uncut pages in the book. Doubt you could find better! / None. Item #553
TRULY A RARE BOOK, LIMITED TO 300 COPIES. THIS ONE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Nina Kirby-Smith Buck, likely a daughter of the General. She had married into the Buck family, the one famous for the biography of General Clebourne. The dedication is to Gordon Buck of that family.
Smith was a West Point graduate who fought in the Mexican War and served in the famed pre- Civil War Second Dragoons. He quickly made general officer rank in the Confederacy when he took part in the ill fated 1862 Kentucky affair. He was posted as commander in what became "Smithdom," that being the huge area East of the Rockies and West of the Mississippi River. He was credited with the defeat of Banks in 1864 when much of the credit should go to General Richard Taylor. He taught mathematics and became a botanist of note following the War.
Nevins II-79. Not in other bibliographies.