Very Good. UNCOMMON 1967 paperback, published by Avon, (N142). Third Avon Printing stated. Well-preserved UNREAD COPY, firmly bound, unmarked. Cover remains bright and clean. Very hard to find in this condition! Legendary "Twain-esque" novel of suspense and adventure about a one-of-a-kind trip down the Mississippi River in the years following the Civil War. "Follow young Davey Burnie down the Mississippi from Kentucky to the Florida Keys. Meet wicked Indians, ruthless spies, imposters, and the Ku Klux Klan. Meet swashbuckling Uncle Jim, an itinerant medicine man named Dr. Ewing T. Snodgrass and his trombone-playing daughter Millie; a Negro retainer, Zebediah; and a sharp-tongued Southern belle named Lauriette. Flee through pitched battles amid plots and counterplots, imprisonment, kidnapping, con men, and hurricanes."
Proof copy. ''A Journey to Matecumbe, '' an adventure set in the American South during the Reconstruction. A wonderful exciting and funny tale of a post-Civil War journey by a young boy and his uncle from Kentucky to the Florida Keys being pursued by the Ku Klux Klan and a vengeful southern aristocrat, with lots of great adventures in between. Pp.418, occasional line drawing illustrations by Joseph Papin + illustrated maps printed white on red to endpapers, minor spotting to closed page edges. Orange papercovers have uneven sunning and dusty marks. Good. ** A Journey to Matecumbe was adapted in 1976 as the Disney movie Treasure of Matecumbe>
Joseph Papin. Octavo, hardcover, VG in beige marbled boards with black cloth at spine. No dj. Map endpapers. A rollicking picaresque tale about a boy and his uncle fleeing the Ku Klux Klan during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. Funny and hair-raising, besides the KKK, villains in hot pursuit include wicked Indians, rutheless spies and imposters as nephew and uncle navigate the Mississippi to the Florida Keyes. Plots and counterplots abound in this tale of high adventure from Robert Lewis Taylor (1912-1998) which was adapted as the Disney movie, Treasure of Matecumbe in 1976. b & w drawings.
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