VIOLA: or, Life in the Northwest. This Book Illustrates the Peculiar Habits and Customs of the People, Political Life, Government Transactions, Monopolies, and nearly every form of Fraud, Deception, and Intrigue, with Incidents of the Minnesota Massacre; by Historical Sketches, Anecdotes, and Burlesques, all written in an original and interesting style.
Chicago: R. R. McCabe & Co., 1874. 1st edition (Soliday IV, 671 [incorrectly listing the title as "Life in the Southwest"]; Wright II, 2193). 422 pp. Illustrated with 2 facing full-page wood engravings, prior to t.p. 8vo. 7-1/4" x 5". Original publisher's orange cloth with gilt spine lettering & decorations. Lilac colored eps. VG+ (spine a bit faded/board showing at lower tips/po name stamp to ffep & poi to preliminary blank). Item #29097
Per Soliday, ""Gives characteristics of western and Indian life from the author's observations [and experiences] on the Kansas Plains, Texas Ranges, and in California mines.", which in turn relies on the preface verbiage, which adds, "in the hunter's camp, and in the soldier's tent."