Samuel Travers Clover - On Special Assignment - First Edition, 1903 - Scarce Johnson County War Volume - $1,800

CLOVER, Samuel Travers. On Special Assignment. Being the Further Adventures of Paul Travers; Showing How He Succeeded as a Newspaper Reporter.

Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1903. First Edition. Octavo (7.5" x 5.25"); 307p +4 adverts. 4 plates including frontis, all present. Light bumping to corners and tugging at head and tail of spine, along with some light smudging/soiling. Rear free endpaper is torn horizontally with torn piece missing. Last advert page creased horizontally and at corner. Ownership inscription dated 1924 on front free endpaper, else pages are unmarked with some occasional foxing. Opens easily to between a few gatherings, but binding is holding soundly. Not ex-library.

Very scarce volume on the Johnson County War. From Adams "The author was a reporter sent out by a Chicago newspaper to cover the Johnson County War. Although written in the form of fiction, this book calls actual names and relates factual events as the author witnessed them" [Six Guns 444; Herd 493]. A few old catalog and auction listings mention that bibliographer Jeff Dykes was never able to find a copy for his collection.

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