New York: Macmillan, 1895. First Edition. Original Cloth. Later printing of this popular history of the Crescent City down to the dawn of the twentieth century. Crown 8vo (182 x 120mm): xxi,,402pp, with frontispiece, title-page vignette, full-page engravings and plates from photographs, and many text illustrations. Original aquamarine ribbed cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt. A clean, tight, unmarked copy, tightly bound. Fine-. Item #BB1894
Originally published in 1896 as part of Macmillan's travel series. King had an aristocratic background but her family was impoverished by the American Civil War. Her many literary friends and acquaintances included Mark Twain and Edmund Wilson. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).