THE HOUSE ON THE MOUND. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A historical novel based on the lives of Jane and Hercules Dousman from 1848 to 1857 in the House on the Mound at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. A sequel to BRIGHT JOURNEY (1940), which told the story of Hercules Dousman's early years. As a fur trader and frontier businessman (real estate, grain, lumber, packet companies, steamboats and railroads), Hercules Louis Dousman (1800-1868) became one of Wisconsin's wealthiest and influential men. Part of Derleth's Wisconsin Saga. Wilson 574. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with 15 mm closed tear at lower front flap fold and some mild dust soiling. A nice copy. (#164177).
First edition so stated on copyright page.