Publication: TwoDot, 2015, Guilford
First edition. 8vo. Color pictorial boards, xvii , 137 pp., foreword, introduction, editor's note, acknowledgments, illustrated, appendix, bibliography, about the editor, endnotes. This is the travel journal of the wealthy young Englishman, Evelyn Booth, and it weaves a factual, enthralling, and entertaining narrative that follows his escapades throughout the United States of the late 19th century. "Booth's journal reveals his career as a young, carefree 'frat boy' with unlimited funds and gives first-hand accounts that involve drunken nights, fistfights, illicit sex with prostitutes, sporting events, and full-blown adventures with the most well-known celebrities of the day, including famous scout and showman William Frederick 'Buffalo Bill' Cody; bare-knuckled world champions John L. Sullivan and Jack 'Nonpareil' Dempsey; and Fred Archer, the most famous horse jockey of the day." As new, unread copy.
Inventory Number: 40236