CENTEOLA; AND OTHER TALES, by the Author of "Green Mountain Boys," "May Martin," "Locke Amsden," etc. New York: Carleton, Publisher, 1864. 12mo, pp. [i-ix] x-xii  14-312 [note: first leaf of signature  excised, second is a blank], flyleaf at rear, original decorated gray-green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, gray endpapers. First edition. A collection of five stories with 4-page "preface" by Thompson. The first, and longest tale, "Centeola; or, the Maid of the Mounds" (pp. -166) "is a short novel set in the civilization of North America's 'mound builders,' which the author identifies as being the same race as Mexico's Aztecs, and who originally lived in a land called Azatlan, which the author locates in the region of the Wisconsin River." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 17-8. The other stories are "The Starving Settlers," and three crime stories, "The Unfathomable Mystery," "The Rustic Financiers," and "The Counterfeiter." Teitler and Locke (2013) 1187. BAL 19976 (noted binding B, no sequence established). Wright (II) 2473. Hubin (1994), p. 795. Lower spine end worn, some soiling and mild staining to cloth, scattered foxing to preliminaries, a very good copy. (#167239).
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