First Edition. Illustrated by Florence Scovel Shinn. Popular historical novel in its day, the story of mid-19th Century New England politics and a man's quest for power and his Tammany like grip on state and commerce. Only a woman knows the secret to his undoing. Very scarce in original printed dustjacket. Near Fine in attractive Very Good dustjacket, top spine end with few centimeter sized chip, closed tear at top rear panel.