New York: Desmond FitzGerald, Inc., (1910). First edition. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt lettering, viii, 167 pages. Frontis. Small abrasion to the front free endpaper; spine a little sunned; a nearly fine copy. Item #17824
A romance set in the Temagami forests of northern Ontario: a white man comes into the backwoods and takes an Ojibway maiden for his bride before he leaves her for civilization and his Beatrice. A peripheral piece of lost race fiction, the First Nations people here handled with some sensitivity but of course standing in as a sort of lost innocence and test of manliness, etc. With the Frederick Skiff bookplate on the front paste-down. Smith, American Fiction 1901-1925, G-455.