Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1897. 407p., first edition, original green cloth binding slightly edge worn, paper slightly browned, previous owner's name on front blank endpaper.
"An English aristocrat narrates the history of a colonization movement begun by a mineralogist who discovers a gold mine and two miracle metals. He uses his riches to form a secret brotherhood and to establish the Nationality Confederation in the Midwest and Southwest. After his death, the Confederation peacefully spreads over America. The hero's disciples honor him with elaborate oaths and rituals." *Roemer p. 202.