First Edition. Xine Curtiss dustjacket art. Two young people meet at a New Orleans costume party dressed as a swan and mule - and elope that very night. 'Thus the swan escapes from an elderly fiance whom her grandfather is forcing upon her, but only to suffer incredible hardships on the cotton plantation in the far South. By playing upon the superstitions of the negroes, by the use of mysterious voodoo poisons, and by even criminal methods, the grandfather, through his agent, tries to drive the luxury loving girl back to New Orleans and the wealthy suitor'. Very uncommon title by this Mississippi native born on the French Bend Plantation. Near Fine but for small chip to rear spine gutter, in Very Good dustjacket, couple old name stamps at front panel and spine, fore-edge corner of rear flap torn away.
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