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Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA
Galena, IL, U.S.A.

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AbeBooks Seller Since March 11, 1998

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This Irish soldier of fortune fought under General Gomez in Cuba in 1897, in the Spanish-American War as one of Roosevelt's "Rough Riders," in a Canadian cavalry regiment in the South African War, in the Balkans in 1903, with the Princess Pat regiment in 1914, with the United States Army in 1917 and elsewhere; he called himself an "apostle of discontent," complaining it was hard to feed himself between wars; he tried his hand at acting in later years and even became a race horse trainer; at his death he owned a filling station in Taos, New Mexico. Boldly pencilled "Yours for 'peace' / Patrick Irving O'Hay / Capt Inf. U.S.A (ret)," heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., n.y. Very good. Faintly age toned; minor mounting traces on verso (which bears printed text of a poem, "Worcester Town"). Nice example. Bookseller Inventory # 31732

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Title: Signature and Inscription.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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