First Edition in dustjacket with 'Third Edition' plug at top front flap, spine and front panel. Humorous novel set in Riverbank, Iowa, a fictionalized Muscatine. An interesting social history of mid nineteenth century life in a Mississippi River town, emphasizing the dominance of crass commercial interests in the vicissitudes of small town life. [Smith's American Fiction]. An uncommon title. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, chipped at lower front spine edge.