THE ROUGH DIAMOND.

[Kansas City, MO: Printed and electrotyped by Ramsey, Millet & Hudson, 1880]. 8vo. 214pp, pictorial title page, plate. Original blindstamped blue cloth [spine ends and corners rubbed, some spotting], gilt lettered spine. Short closed tear in blank margin of one leaf [no text loss]. Pencil presentation on front endpaper, "Presented Dec. 25th, 1882 to Miss Mary Cooper by her Friend St. Nicholas." Good+.

"You'll have to find the next copy; we never saw another, and haven't much hope. An interesting narrative of early-day life in Arkansas; Mississippi flat boating; Kaintuck in the early 1800's folk-life of the time; Chicago in 1804; log-cabin life; Louisville; Port Williams, etc. The latter half of the work is given over to the author's poetic effusions as vouchsafed in 22 separate and distinct spasms." Eberstadt.
FIRST EDITION. 113 Eberstadt 190. Howes C841. Not in Clark, Soliday, Graff, Decker. Item #27093

Price: $375.00

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