[ca. 1890] · New York
The exciting conclusion of The Hidden Hand, Southworth's most popular novel. "Madcap" scrappy Irish-American tomboy Capitola, rescued from street life in New York City and removed to a Virginia plantation, embarks on further adventures before settling down to her happy ending. The entire work was originally serialized and then printed in book form under the Hidden Hand title, and subsequently often published in two volumes as The Hidden Hand and Capitola's Perils. This is an early if not the first printing of the latter as a separate item, now uncommon as such, with the present copy being => in the publisher's original dust jacket.
Binding: Publisher's light yellow cloth decoratively stamped in maroon and dark green, front cover with color-printed pictorial paper onlay, in color-printed dust jacket as above. => Cover and jacket sport three-quarter portraits of a charming, intelligent-looking young woman of the period; not the SAME girl, however!
This ed. not in Wright; see Wright, III, 5090 for single-volume first ed. Bound as above, volume slightly shaken, edges and spine extremities rubbed, tiny spots of insect damage to front joint; jacket darkened with spine head chipped and lower portion of spine torn away. Pages evenly age-toned, otherwise clean. (Inventory #: 41299)