The Squatter Sovereign, or Kansas in the ’50’s. A Life Picture of the Early Settlement of the Debatable Ground. A Story, Founded Upon Memorable, and Historical Events, Whose Characters Have Been Carefully Chosen to Represent the Various Types of Men, and Women Who Met Upon the Kansas Plains Intent on Settling the Vexed Question as to Whether the Territory Should Come into the Union as a Free, or Slave State... Elegantly Illustrated.
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..... More