A Sword of the Old Frontier: A Tale of Fort Chartres and Detroit, Being a plain account of sundry adventures befalling Chevalier Raoul de Coubert, one time Captain in the Hussars of Languedoc, during the year 1763.
Hard Cover. New York: A. L. Burton & Company, 1905. Fine.
Early reprint. Publisher's decorative mustard yellow cloth with an illustration of three figures framed by a rectangular background stamped in black, orange, and white to front board beneath the title and author lettered in black, ruled in orange, lettered in black to spine, with a black and white frontispiece and six pages of publisher's ads after text. About fine with some light toning to text block edges and a few tiny spots to rear endpapers; lacking dust jacket. This historical fiction novel tells the story of Raoul de Coubert, a former French soldier who is approached by a military leader to come to the country's aid in breaking the pact of peace between France and England. A journalist and author, Parrish began his career working for the Associated Press and related newspapers, later to devote his work to novels, many of which were bestsellers.