[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