A Tale of the American Civil War. With Numerous Illustrations. New and Cheaper Edition. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1891. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black.
Early English ("New and Cheaper") Edition of this adventure tale taking place during the American Civil War. This is the tale of the antagonism between Burbank (an anti-slavery Northerner now living near Jacksonville, Florida) and Texar (a pro-slavery Southerner); Texar winds up kidnapping Burbank's daughter and hiding her in the Everglades, and Burbank heads off in search of his daughter -- all as the Civil War rages around them.~The first English edition came out in December 1887 (though dated 1888). Sampson Low would always issue a "New and Cheaper Edition" two or three years later, in a similar but slightly smaller binding, but with the same crisp illustrations.~This copy is very good (recased in its original binding, with the original pale yellow endpapers which are reinforced at the joint). The front free endpaper bears the inkstamp of the original owner, and its verso bears an 1893 gift inscription to him. This is a Verne title that we seldom see. Taves & Michaluk V033. Item #9364