New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. ,191,,16pp. Square octavo. Medium blue pictorial cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Frontis and 11 plates by Reginald Birch. Exceptionally bold 1895 Christmas gift inscription from Grand Ma Smith on front free endsheet, otherwise very good and bright. Item #WRCLIT84313
First edition of this young reader's adventure set in the context of the 1893-5 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. According to Scribner records, the edition consisted of 20,000 copies, a portion of which appeared in a different, somewhat cheaper binding. BAL 2088. SCRIBNER FIRSTS 58.