The squatter sovereign, or Kansas in the '50s. A life picture of the early settlement of the debatable ground. A story, founded upon memorable, and historical events, whose characters have been carefully chosen to represent the various types of men, and women who met upon the Kansas plains intent on settling the vexed question as to whether the territory should come into the union as a free, or slave state. Elegantly illustrated
Chicago: Coburn & Newman Publishing Co. 1883. 354p. + ads with period typefaces, illus with wood-engravings as called for (the frontis carefully rendered) , first edition cloth boards industriously panelled and ruled in black with titling gilt, all edges tinted red as issued. A nice clean sound copy, though all extremities are slightly worn and the spine panel mildly faded.