LESTER, J[ohn] C. and WILSON, D[aniel] L. Ku Klux Klan. Its Origin, Growth and Disbandment. Ku Klux Klan. Its Origin, Growth and Disbandment. Nashville, TN: Wheeler, Osborn & Duckworth Manufacturing Co., 1884. 1st ed. 12mo. 117pp. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in 3/4 red morocco, black morocco spine labels, raised spine bands, original printed wrappers bound in. Minor chipping to foredge of wrappers, else very good or better. HOWES L-272, "aa": "Lester was one of the ten founding fathers of this order." Work 377. Smith 147. Eberstadt 110:152. Streeter Sale II:1295. During the year 1884, Mr. Lester wrote and had printed a small paper-bound book.Lester died unaware that he was leaving behind.the one and only authentic history of the exact origin, career and disbanding of the Ku Klux Klan that has ever been written before or since. The little book has been out of print for many years, consequently there are now only a very few copies extant, and these copies are highly prized by those persons who are so fortunate as to 'run across' a copy. And he who is so fortunate as to 'run across' a copy, and covets the same, before he can call it his own is there and then required to come down with a purchasing price that will correspond and harmonize with the scarcity and rarity of the little 'treasure.'"--J.E. Robuck (written in 1911). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Ku Klux Klan. Its Origin, Growth and ...
Book Description 0. LESTER, J[ohn] C. and WILSON, D[aniel] L. Ku Klux Klan: Its Origin, Growth and Disbandment. New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1905. 1st ed. thus. 198.pp. Portraits, plates. Orig. gilt-pictorial cloth. Very old water stain to final leaves, else near fine. HOWES L-272. First Neale edition and the first with introduction and notes by Walter L. Fleming. "The body of this volume is a reprint of a small book privately printed in 1884, written by Wilson based on material provided by Klansman Lester and other members of the organization.There are no names in the Lester- Wilson account, and the perspective is rather narrowly limited to the environs of Pulaski, Tennessee.More than sixty pages of Klan documents are appended" Krick 281. Bookseller Inventory # 68863