White fire / by Mary Constance Du Bois, author of "Elinor Arden, Royalist," The lass of the silver sword," "Girls of Old Glory," etc. ; illustrated by C.M. Relyea
- The burning of the HMS Gaspee, a British customs schooner engaged in anti-smuggling operations that ran aground while chasing the packet boat Hannah in Narrangansett Bay on June 9, 1772, sets the stage for young Dick's involvment in the forces that lead up to the American Revolution. He escapes to Paris, France, where he befriends the Marquis de Lafayette, who is inspired to help in the American struggle for liberty. "White fire" signifies the passion for a high ideal.
- Richard Minsky’s Collection of American Decorated Publisher's Bindings.
- Rare Books copy: Formerly part of the New York Mercantile Library.
- Rare Books copy is one of the specimens collected by book artist Richard Minsky during the course of his research on American decorated publisher's bindings issued between 1872-1929. “Mercantile Library, New York” stamp on title-page and last page.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Purchased with funds from the Helen F. Faust Women Writers Acquisition Fund; 2014.
Rare Books copy: Purchased from Richard Minsky, book artist; 2014.
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