Cincinnati: Editor Publishing Company, 1901.
First Edition. 260 pp. in original green cloth binding with gilt titles. Period ink gift inscription to front flyleaf. The gilt titles on the front board are somewhat faded, with a bit of wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good.
Edith Nicholl (b. 1853) was an Englishwoman from a wealthy family who arrived in New Mexico's Mesilla Valley in 1896. Originally a health seeker, she stayed on to run a small ranch, where she grew apples and alfalfa and wrote books. She produced several romance novels set in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands, but this book--which is notably racist and anti-Mexican--was her greatest critical and commercial success. Adams, Six-Guns 1610, Howes N141.