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1 John, Alix (Alice Jones) The Night-hawk; A Romance of the 60's
N.Y. Frederick A. Stokes Company 1901 First ( No Additional printings) Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket Walter Russell Frontispiece 
Original illustrated blue cloth on boards showing steam paddlewheeler. This is t he first book by Alice Jones (1853-1933), daughter of businessman and politician from Halifax, Alfred Gilpin Jones. Alice studied languages in France and Italy and wrote for Toronto Week. Bubbles We Buy was issued by Jones in 1903, and she is credited with two additional novels. The Night-hawk is a story from the American Civil War, from the point-of-view of a Confederate spy in Halifax. Antoinette Castelle risks her life for the cause repeatedly while experiencing numerous close calls and shady dealings, while at the same time holding onto her sex appeal. Sidesteps two current realities, close connections between New England and the Maritimes, as well as slavery issues. Previous owners' names, cracked hinges, rear endpaper missing. 378 pp. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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