1883. Chicago: Coburn & Newman, 1883.
8vo., 354 pp., [6 pp. ads], 16 engraved illustrations including frontis. Original blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, gilt title to backstrip, green floral endpapers, mylar dust jacket. Very good copy with only slight bumping to head and tail of backstrip.
§ First edition. Variant or de luxe binding, normally stamped in black, here found stamped in blind. A historical novel of the turbulent 1850’s in Kansas Territory. The author treats Free-State and Pro-slavery forces with fairness. The setting of the story is between Topeka and Lawrence. Dary 215, Wright III 2865. Item #107513