Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Hint of edge and corner wear to the dj, small tear in the rear at the top of the spine and a small stain in the base, gently scuffed and scratched, corners are very lightly bumped and rubbed, former owner's initials in ink on the ffep, light shelf wear, overall a very clean used first edition! Dj is nicely preserved in a brand new protective mylar plastic cover! Rare book in this condition! 216 very clean, unmarked and uncreased, suspense-filled and historical pages! "A ravening wind whistles round the attic of a lonely inn in post-Revolutionary Virginia where Dan Cresap lies half asleep. Suddenly, from the shadowy stairwell, emerges a haggard, terrified man. A man sent by dying Jim Cresap to his teenage son with a strange legacy: a furry leather box sealed with a clot of blood-red wax. Within it lie a signet ring, a ball of string, and a scrawled verse----clues to a hidden treasure."
Illustrations by Leonard Vosburgh. 8vo. Black cloth, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 216pp. Line drawings. Near fine/near fine. A tight, quite attractive first edition of this novel set in Virginia just after the Revolutionary War.
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