By One of the Fools. New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1879. 2 pp undated ads. Original light orange-brown cloth decorated in black.
First Edition of this tale (semi-autobiographical) of a Union colonel who, after the war, settles in North Carolina and bumps up against the Ku Klux Klan. A year later, Tourgee expanded this tale (though keeping the same title) by adding a Part II titled "The Invisible Empire." This is a near-fine copy, with just a trace of wear at the extremities. Wright III 5520. Item #7905