First edition. 12mo. Original orange cloth, titles stamped in black on the front cover and spine, 309 pp. [blank], plus one page of advertising, frontispiece, illustrated, plates, advertisement. Ayer 90 says "A revolting fictitious story written to advertise Dr. Clark Johnson's Indian blood syrup, and made up mainly of descriptions of Indian life and customs, some of which are cribbed, with considerable garbling from Catlin. --- G. P. Garrison." The advertisement at the rear of the book promotes Dr. Johnson's Indian blood syrup, "a most remarkable purifier of the blood." Former owner's stamped name on the front pastedown sheet, light to moderate foxing throughout, an old water stain in the lower margin in decreasing size until page 247, light wear to a few page edges, else a good, tight copy. Very scarce.
Inventory Number: 39063