The Squatter Sovereign, or Kansas in the 50s. 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.
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 1850s 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.
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