Chicago: Alex T. Loyd & Co., 1889. Reprint of 1874 edition. 477 pp. + 6 pp. adverts. With 8 illustrations. 7 1/4' x 5 1/4'. Half leather with cloth boards, raised bands with gilt lettering & decoration on spine. Gd+ (Moderate wear to extremities/front hinge cracked with most of spine loose/previous owner's label on front paste-down/pages a bit darkened at edges with a few small tears/small section of p.319 corner is torn off). Item #18622
William Henry Thomes was an author who spent much of his early adult years travelling between California and Boston. He eventually settled in Boston and worked for several years as a reporter for the 'Boston Herald'. In his later years he was a member of the Elliott, Thomes and Talbot & Thomes & Talbot. Though Thomes novels never achieved literary or historical importance, partial sales figures reach over half a million copies sold in 1895. (DAB).