New York: Macaulay, (1930).
Hardcover. First edition. Light wear, about fine in a very attractive, very good or better dustwrapper that had been previously folded, and exhibits some creases. Also on the front panel is an agent's label, presumably offering the book for film consideration (another partial jacket is laid in, with an unsullied front panel). The author's own copy, with his ownership Signature. An historical novel about the pirate Jean LaFitte. From a large collection of books we recently purchased from his library. Kauffman was born and lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, although he also maintained homes in Bath, Maine and Switzerland. After graduating from Harvard in 1900, he wrote dozens of mysteries, stories, children's books, and non-fiction. He was the editor of the Bangor, Maine *Daily News* from 1941-1947. His novel *The House of Bondage* was widely praised, specifically by Emma Goldman, as the first serious attempt to explore the problem of women and prostitution. Scarce, especially in jacket.