New York: The Century Co, 1905. Nice clean reprint edition of the novel. Signed by the author with a gift inscription to the Dutch novelist Van Der Poorten Schwartz (Maarten Maartens). Original blue cloth with gilt titles. A touch of handling / bumping to the covers only. Internally clean and tidy with a little foxing to the end papers. 384 pages. 200 by 140 mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).
"In 1905, Mitchell seemed to take on the challenge of violence set by The Virginian, while teasing out the moral complications it avoided, in his novel Constance Trescot. This work takes a young married couple from New England to Missouri,here named 'the wilder West'. The husband, lawyer Hugh Trescot, is challenged to a duel by the creole villain Greyhurst. Trescot resists the challenge, debating issues of cowardice, violence and honor at some length. Ultimately, however Greyhurst shoots the unarmed Trescot, and he goes unpunished."- Christine Bold ; Constance vows to track down Greyhurst herself, at any cost.