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.
1st edition, 1st printing. 216 pp. Near Fine book (light 1.5" crease to top corner of front free endpaper, small "P" stamped on bottom of rear pastedown near spine) / Near Fine dust jacket (light 1" crease to bottom corner of front flap, just a trace of edgewear, light dampstain to bottom edge of spine and front panel inside of dust jacket--not visible from outside). A clean, solid copy.
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