Publisher: Chicago: The Stein Company, 1902.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: OCLC records five copies (OSU, Chicago, Stanford, Northern Illinois and Penn).
Condition: Paper browned; wrappers somewhat stained around the edges; a good, sound copy.
Book ID: 27460
Description8vo, original pictorial wrappers, 363 pages.
CommentsOne of about twelve recorded works of fiction by Chicago author William Wilson Knott, all classic examples of the pulp fiction genre that flourished during the 1890s. Little is known about Knott, other than that he resided in Chicago between about 1890 and 1910 and issued most of his works under the general title "Bow-Knot Series" published by the Bow-Knot Publishing Company. In another work, His Fatal Wager, Knott wrote a long preface, in which he details his beginnings in Chicago and time he spent in prison for sending obscene literature through the mail. This copy is a duplicate from the Ohio State University Pratt Circulating Library collection. The duplicates were consigned to Serendipity Books in the late 1990s.