Hazel, Harry [pseud.] The Rival Chieftains: Or, the Brigands of Mexico. A Tale of Santa Anna and his Times
Boston: F. Gleason, 1847. 220 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches). 8 vo. , -50pp. Disbound. First published in 1845, this is the 1847 2nd edition.
Good; title leaf a bit trimmed and attached to the text with a thin paper strip along the spine.
Justin Jones (1814–1889), who also wrote under the pseudonyms Captain Merry and Harry Hazel, was an American printer and dime novelist. He was printer of the weekly Hartford Pearl and Literary Gazette in 1834. In this work of fiction he describes in detail in the vast landscapes of Mexico with a story line of rival chieftains, Yankees, “black eyed Senoritas”, and stolen gems. A hard-to-find publication, with no other copies currently offered for sale and last at auction in 1987.
Listed in Wright I American Fiction #1501
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