Edition: First Canadian issue

Toronto: Ryerson. From sheets of the NY: Appleton, 1924, first printing. Octavo, (x), 336, [2, blank], [3, Appleton ads], [1, blank] pp. Red cloth gilt lettered. Frontispiece illustration (by William Fisher) inserted. Spine is very lightly sunned, with the gilt lettering oxidized to black; creases to last leaf and rear free endpaper; former owner's rubber stamp to front pastedown; first signature protudes a little at fore edge; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. The frontispiece depicts a woman tearing herself away from the clutches of a black-hooded Klansman. A novel of the Ku Klux Klan, set in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1871, and involving a Klan under the leadership of hoodlums. "The author suggests to the five million members of the new Ku Klux Klan that they read this book....If anyone questions the strange facts which I have related, a reference to the ten volumes...printed by the U.S. Government in 1873, entitled 'The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy,' will convince the most skeptical. In part the events of the story were treated in the third volume of my Trilogy of Reconstruction written seventeen years ago." - author note. Thomas J. Dixon, Jr., an openly racist North Carolina Baptist minister, was the author of the best-selling THE CLANSMAN (1905), which was the basis of D.W. Griffith's film "The Birth of a Nation." A scarce issue. `

Book ID: 16904
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