By: Harte, Bret. Joseph Hull, illustrator
Chicago, Western News Company: 1870
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Seller ID: 003246
Binding: Full Morocco
Condition: Very Good
Uncommon to find in the hand-colored version. 8vo. 22.5 by 18 cm. Nine hand-colored plates of light narrative verse of card players avenging themselves on a Chinese cheat. Obviously politically incorrect as it plays into negative stereotypes and distrust of the Chinese who first came to the American West in numbers to build the transcontinental railroad. All plates are first printing except 6, which is the second state. BAL 7246. In this copy the separately issued cards have been mounted onto a light card stock and bound in full blue morocco. The binding is rubbed along the joints, som... View More...