DescriptionAlbion Tourgee. Out of the Sunset Sea. New York: Merrill & Baker, . First edition. With illustrations by Aimee Tourgee. Publisher's cloth. Gilt titles on spine. Top edge gilt. Ex-library copy with labels and ink stamps. Corners, board edges and spine ends bumped and showing. Spine slightly leaning. Front board slightly bowed. Some rubbing, soiling and edgewear to extremities. About very good.
Tourgee, Novelist and Lawyer, fought in the Northern Army during the Civil War and later went to North Carolina as a carpetbagger, where he eventually served as Superior Court Judge and contributed to the break-up of the Ku Klux Klan. His novels, realistic in background and detail, are drawn from firsthand experience and are particularly marked by an understanding of the problems of African-Americans.
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