A Fortune Hunterl. A Tale of the Santa Fe Trail 1888 John Dunloe Carteret SIGNED ~ Old West Adventure Novel ~ Buried Treasure ~ Kansas


Title: A Fortune Hunter; or, The Old Stone Corral. A Tale of the Santa Fe Trail.

Author: John Dunloe Carteret [John D. Carter]

Description: Inscribed by Carteret on front free endpaper. Boards in original brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Minor soiling on rear cover. Spine ends and corners slightly worn. Interior is generally clean. 290 pages.

Incribed ''Isabel Kansas / Dec 30th, 1889 / To B A Ambler with the best / wishes of the Author / J D Carter''.

An novel of the old West, a tale within a tale, telling of adventures stretching from Mexico to the port of San Francisco, and on to a mystery and the hunt for buried Aztec treasure in Kansas. It also has a curious aspect, in that it includes a periodically appearing thread of speculation about reincarnation.

The obscure author, John Dunloe Carteret, at the time of publication, was identified by the Pratt County Times (Pratt, Kansas) as John D. Carter of Isabel [Barber County], Kansas. In another newspaper in 1888, he was identified as being a resident of another nearby town, Sawyer, in neighboring Platt County. In 1890, he was writing poetry for The Kansas City Times (Missouri) and was recognized as a charter member of the Kansas City Scribblers' Club. In 1902, there were several references to him in the Major County Chieftain (Fairview, Oklahoma), which associated him with Woods County, Oklahoma.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Printed for the Author
Place: Cincinnati
Year: 1888

Keywords: Santa Fe Trail, Kansas, Old West, fiction, novel, reincarnation, treasure,

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