THE PLUM TREE. Illustrated by E.M. Ashe
Edition: First Canadian issue
Toronto: McLeod & Allen, c1905. The paper issue. Octravo, cream card covers printed in olive, black, and grey. pp (8), 387,  + 4 plates. Spine a bit tanned, with corner chip at foot with loss of half of the imprint; large damp stains to early and late text have caused rippling, but no tide mark except to the frontispiece; rear cover soiled, stained, and rippled; ink name at front; in all, just a good tight copy of a very scarce issue of this political novel by the Indiana journalist, muckraker, and progressive who was assassinated in 1911. His articles on corruption in the US Senate directly resulted in the 17th Amendment (1913), which required Senators to be elected rather than appointed. Made from US sheets.