Drums Along the Mohawk - first US edition

by Walter D. Edmonds

Dark blue cloth with gilt stamping on spine and front boards with some fading to spine of copy as dj probably removed for a time. States, "Announced May 1936, Published July 1936". In a superb and colorful second state dust wrapper by Salter with a faint touch of soiling and rubbing.

Story of how the revolution was fought along the frontier.  The Mohawk Valley was never the site of battle for Washington's army, but over five years, from 1776 to 1781, the war claimed the lives of three men out of every five.  Tory armies, augmented by Canadian Indians, swept through the valley year after year.  Organized into loose brigades, the locals fought back.  This is their story.  Made into a  movie in 1939 by John Ford starring Claudette Colbert. 

This is a beautiful copy of one of two recognized states of the first edition. Please refer to "Firsts - Collecting Modern First Editions" Volume4, Number 1, January 1994, page 40, (which has been copied and placed in the envelope inside the book) for additional information.