Trail-Makers of the Middle Border SIGNED 1926 Hamlin Garland ~Wisconsin Novel ~ Pioneer Historical Fiction


Title: Trail-Makers of the Middle Border
Author: Hamlin Garland
Illustrator: Constance Garland

Description: Signed by Garland on half-title page. First edition, third printing (December 1926). Black cloth boards with a pictorial stamped in blind, gilt, and burgundy on the front cover. Shelf-side of boards are rubbed. Interior is clean and unmarked. Illustrated by Constance Garland (dust jacket, endpapers, frontispiece, five full-page illustrations, and vignettes at the head and close of each chapter). 426 pages. Dust jacket shows a small bit of chipping at foot of spine and fore-corners; not price clipped ($2.50); in an archival mylar sleeve.  

The third volume in the Middle Border series. In this book, Garland tells the story of a pioneering family of the generation preceding his own, a story of hardship, clean living, and a tremendous expenditure of physical energy in the task of conquering the frontier. The main character, Richard Graham, comes from the east as a young man, by way of the Great Lakes, and the story follows him through his experiences, including the logging camps of Wisconsin and working as a pilot on the Wisconsin River, through his courtship and marriage, and his service in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Year: 1926

Keywords: novel, historical fiction, Wisconsin,

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