Cudjo's cave. John Townsend Trowbridge.
Cudjo's cave
Cudjo's cave

Cudjo's cave

London: Ward, Locke, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Square, [1867?]. 8vo, pp. iv; 220; chromolithograph frontispiece; bound with, as issued: The three scouts. By the author of "Cudjo's cave," etc., imprint as above, pp. iv, 174, [2]; contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards, black morocco label on gilt-paneled spine; spine a bit scuffed, all else very good. Cudjo's cave was first published in the UK by Trubner in 1864. This is the first publication in the UK of Cudjo's cave together with its sequel, The three scouts. These two titles were later issued separately by Ward, Locke, and Tyler in September and November 1868. On the verso of the last leaf of The three scouts is a notice from the publisher: "Originally it was the Editor's intention to have supplemented the story of The three scouts with an account of the most famous among the Federal and Confederate leaders. Another narrative, however, has been written, so full of incident and interest as to procure for it a preference over the biographies of American generals. This narrative - entitled Cudjo's Cave - has even greater merit than The Three Scouts; and, together, they form and admirable history of some of the extraordinary events of the Great American Civil War. Cudjo's cave, as it acquaints us with the earlier life and exploits of a few of the personages figuring in The Three Scouts should, in the binding, proceed the tale just concluded." BAL 20413 noting three London reviews for this edition in November and December, 1867. OCLC dates this edition 1868, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't available by Christmas,1867. Item #57658

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