TREASURE OF SOUTH LAKE FARM or A New England Boy's Struggle for Fortune
Edition: First edition.
Chicago: Thompson & Thomas, (1902). Hardcover first edition - Uncommon novel published under his own name by this prolific writer - whose works ranged from dime novels to westerns to juvenile series. (including many written under Stratemeyer syndicate house names) When Sandy's father dies when he is only 17, he is determined to keep the farm - 400 beautiful but steep and rocky acres surrounding a small lake - and make it profitable enough to handle the mortgage. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and two internal plates. 244 pp.
Condition: Very good in red cloth with white lettering on front cover, black on spine and small illustrations on front and spine (hinges cracking, but binding is still sturdy)