Shattuck (1897) The Secret of the Black Butte


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Shattuck, William. The Secret of the Black Butte or the Mysterious Mine. A Tale of the Big Horn. (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1897)

Octavo. vi, 193 pages, 18 illustrations by Isabel Shattuck, 6 page catalog. Hardcover. Bound in orange cloth-covered boards stamped in black and gilt.

Condition: G+. Illustration between pages 40-41 and 100-101 are loose with associated chipping. Some other plates are separating. Binding cracked in several places. Front hinge cracked, rear hinge solid, yet book is holding together remarkably well. Initials and date of purchase (Oct. 1897) on FFEP.  Upper right corner of front board is bumped.  Spine faded. Scattered soiling within text block.