Washington DC: Gibson Bros., Printers and Bookbinders, 1892. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); medium green cloth, diaper-grain, spine title stamped in gilt; green patterned endpapers; 300pp. Cloth faded along upper margins, with surface wear and mild rubbing to extremities; soiling to rear panel, possible biopredation to front gutter. Light foxing intermittent throughout textblock; bindings slightly shaken; fore edge scratched, author inscription on ffep. Overall Very Good and sound.
Novel set in antebellum New Orleans and concerns the De Bienville family—notably family patriarch/widow Marigny and his daughter Steropé—as they navigate a veritable soap opera of suitors and slaves surrounding their mortgaged manor.