CONSPIRACY. A CUBAN ROMANCE. New York: R. Worthington, 28 Lafayette Place, 1885. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-324, flyleaves at front and rear, original olive cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. The first novel about Cuba written by an American (a 31-page Cuban story published in 1851 in Charleston, SC, preceded). Adam Badeau was on General Grant's staff during the Civil War, and later became a diplomat. He was consul-general at Havana from May 1882 to April. 1884, when he resigned because he was not permitted by the U.S. State Department to substantiate charges of corruption he had leveled against it. Wright (III) 205. Spine darkened, light rubbing along edges, fore-edge corners of back cover water stained, still a solid, good copy with clean, tight interior. (#133650).
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