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    One of the Rarest Books on
    the Johnson County War

    Samuel Travers Clover. On Special Assignment. Being the Further Adventures of Paul Travers; Showing How He Succeeded as a Newspaper Reporter. Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, [1903]. First edition. Octavo. [1]-307, [308, blank], [4, publisher's ads] pages. Illustrated by H. G. Laskey. Publisher's original pictorial cloth with titles printed in black on the spine. Some scattered soiling to the boards with moderate wear along the edges and spine ends; occasional scattered foxing; book plate of Malcom Hayes MacEwan tipped-on the front free endpaper, else very good condition. Protected in a custom slipcase.

    "The author was a reporter sent out by a Chicago newspaper to cover the Johnson County War. Although written in the form of fiction, this book calls actual names and relates factual events as the author witnessed them." (Adams). It is said that noted bibliographer Jeff Dykes never found in fifty years a copy for his collection.

    Reference: Adams, Herd 493.


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