New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. vi,-223pp., printed in double column format. Large octavo. Original cloth. Title vignette and illustrations by Thomas Nast. Bookplate and small piece of tape residue on pastedown, occasional light foxing, crown of spine frayed; a good, sound copy, in chemise and half morocco slipcase. Item #WRCLIT63330
First edition in book form, following serialization in HARPER'S WEEKLY. Though the present novel is set in the Carolinas, Baker (1825 - 1883) wrote it during the war while resident in Austin, Texas, where he served, in spite of his Unionist views, as a Presbyterian minister from 1850-1865. In the post-war years, he left Texas and assumed posts at successive congregations in the north, and continued writing both fiction (much of it related to his Texas experiences) and theological works. WRIGHT II:195. HAMILTON, p.193.