Canfield, H. S. (Henry Spofford). A Paladin in Khaki. Chicago: Jamieson-Higgins Co., 1901. 1st. 
Inscribed on the ffep, "To George Horton - Scrivener to the Public at the sign of Athenia - with cordial good wishes from H. S. Canfield. Chicago Sept 29 1901."
Olive cloth with a soldier on the front cover, ammunition belt on the spine, no dust jacket. Binding frayed and rubbed at the corners and spine ends. Tight. 5 1/2 x 8, 322 clean pp. Good. Hardcover.
A scarce title by Henry Spofford Canfield, a writer of Western fiction. A story which begins with life and romance in Wyoming, with the main character joining Teddy Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" for a military adventure in Cuba.
The recipient of the book, George Horton (1859-1942), was a Chicago journalist and a US diplomat who held posts in Greece and in the Ottoman Empire between 1893 and 1924. He was author of The Blight of Asia (1926) which chronicled the persecution of Christians by the Turks. In 1901 he was in Chicago between diplomatic assignments.
An uncommon book with the author's scarce signature.