Very Good. Item #8771
New York: James O'Kane, 1866. First Edition. 347 pages + 4 pages publisher's advertisements printed in black and red. Frontispiece by F.O.C. Darley. Three black and white plates by Nast present and complete, though publisher bound them in at wrong pages. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in gilt.
Boards worn along edges with exposure. Bit of rippling along spine. Spine shows a moderate lean. Some gatherings open easily but overall binding holding soundly. Faint touch of staining along top edge of preliminaries. Pages otherwise unmarked.
Dodge's second and most popular novel. A colorful portrait of Dutch life, the "Silver Skates" of the title also helped introduce the American public to the sport of speed skating.