Seward's Folly. Edison Marshall. MA (Boston): Little, Brown & Co., 1924. First edition. 312 pages. Historical novel of the intrigues and machinations around the purchase of Alaska. In March of 1867 America signed a treaty with the Russian Empire and Alexander II and purchased the Russian American territories for $7.2 million. In October of the same year, Alaska was formally transferred to American control at Sitka, Alaska. Edison Tesla Marshall (1894–1967) was an American historical fiction writer. Uncommon title.
Orange cloth hardcover with black titles. Very good without dustjacket. Some light wear to edges/corners, binding tight, no marks. 1 copy only, as shown.