Item #57426 Sweet William, The Trapper Detective; Or, The Chief of the Crimson Clan (Beadle's Dime Library Vol. XIV, No. 170). Joseph Badger, dward.

Sweet William, The Trapper Detective; Or, The Chief of the Crimson Clan (Beadle's Dime Library Vol. XIV, No. 170)

New York: Beadle & Adams, Publishers, January 25, 1882. At head: "Third Edition" 29 [3 (ads)]pp. Very slim quarto [32 cm]. Self-wrappers with lurid illustration and Beadle's masthead on p. [1]. Toned, brittle, chipping and with some marginal paper loss. A rough and poor copy but essentially complete. Flake 243. Locating 2 copies (Library of Congress, New York Public Library). Item #57426

No doubt quite scarce, but printed during the worse possible period for sturdy pulp paper.

"Peace be with you, brethren," said the foremost, a tall, saturnine looking being, apparently of middle age.

Evans nodded shortly, but Gladden received the Prophet- for the speaker was none other than Joseph Smith, his companion being the astute Sidney Rigdon- with an humble enthusiasm painful to witness.

"Brother Gladden," said Smith, his tones sounding still more owl-like, "this afternoon, as I knelt in the wilderness praying for speedy enlightenment of the Lord was laid upon my heart, and sweet words of balm were poured into my ears. The time has come- the leaden seal has lifted from off mine eyes- the secrets of nature are laid open to to my hands- that is, " and as though conscious he had lost his way in a labyrinth of words, Smith gazed appealingly toward Sidney Rigdon, who immediately came to his assistance."

"The magic stone has not lost its virtues, and long prayer has cleansed the Prophet's vision. His promise to you can not be fulfilled. Earth will be forced to yield up its secret hoards-"

"You kin show me the gold?" eagerly cried Gladden, his one great vice taking possession of him.

"I can through this," and Smith tapped his breast, where a small package was protruding. "There are conditions. If you can fulfill them, there is nothing to hinder us from unearthing the secret treasure." [p. 9].

Price: $350.00

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