Featured in this lot is an extremely rare 1st edition of "Indian Massacres and Tales Of The Red Skins An Authentic History Of The American Indian From 1492 To The Present Time", 1895 publisher P.O. Vickery, Augusta, ME. WorldCat, the world's largest network of library content and services, has located only 8 copies of this edition worldwide! The Fireside Library was part of Vickery's Fireside Visitor, a series of "dime novels" which were commonplace "literature" in the mid and late 1800s and continued as an "educational" medium into the early 1900s. Mostly focused on sensational tales of fictional adventure, this publisher in the Preface says, "The assertion that "truth is stranger than fiction" is again verified in this little volume, the contents of which have been collated from historical facts about Indians from time immemorial in America down to the present day -far surpassing the bloodcurdling stories evolved from the imaginations of sensational novel writers.
The overall condition is good though the cover is worn, some pencil markings on cover, some torn pages. Measurement is 7.25"L x 5"W x .5"D