ZORAIDA. A Romance of The Harem and the Great Sahara. Illustrated by Harold Piffard.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. . First American Edition. Hardcover. First American edition. Octavo, original green decorative cloth lettered and designed in gilt, silver, red and black. 434 pp. +  pp. ads at rear. Frontispiece & 23 plates by Harold Piffard. Spine a bit browned, some rubbing to the tips, mild shelfwear. The British edition was a larger volume, published by Tower in 1895. From the collection of John Ruyle, who has made a small pencil note on the front free endpaper stating that this US edition is "considerably abridged" from the UK edition. A very good, bright copy of an attractive book. Very Good. Item #300280
¶ "Zoraida" is a young woman of great beauty, and terrible ruthlessness. She leads a band of marauders, pillaging and plundering in the Sahara. Her base of operations might be described as a hidden city.