A CONSPIRACY OF KNAVES.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Henry Holt, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel based on a little-known episode of the Civil War: the Northwest Conspiracy, a plot concocted by Confederate agents and Northern Copperheads to free rebel prisoners in Chicago, force the upper Middle West out of the Union, and thus end the war. Among the characters are Belle Rutledge, an actress turned double agent, and Charley Heywood, a dashing Confederate major working to support the Copperheads. 392 pp. ISBN: 0-805000755.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, price-clipped, but otherwise straight and clean)