"October 17, 1865."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 130, no. 28.
Illustrated paper wrapper in colors.
Printed in double columns.
Illustration engraved by N. Orr Co.
"No publisher's name is given on the wrapper, title, or in the advertisements ... the American News Co.'s imprint appears as Publishers' Agent, but Sinclair Tousey continued to take out the copyrights until the first series ended. ... It is probable that Beadle was the actual publisher from the first."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 127.
NIU Copy: 4 stamps on title page. Each in the shape of a shield with words inside: "F. S. Way, dealer in stationery, books, magazings, periodicals, all the leading daily & weekly papers on hand, also confectionery, fruits, cigars, West Meriden, CT."