Chicago: S M Kennedy, Publisher, 1867.
Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #14488
Cocked, spine crease, edge tone, random foxing, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Published and edited by Samuel M Kennedy, who also published The Home Circle and Temperance Oracle, a monthly dedicated to "literature, temperance, morality and people." Also published as: First Loves ; with Sketches of the Poets, with this edition having the running title: First Loves. Neither title listed in Lyle H Wright's American Fiction 1851-1875. Contents loosely linked by themes of love and marriage, including "The Soldier and the Colonel" a five chapter romance set in a German principality, some inspirational stories, six biographical sketches of English poets including Shakspeare, and "Camp-Life ; or Love Under Difficulties" a five chapter US Civil War romance. ; viii, 502, 2 ad pages.