New York and Philadelphia: John W. Lovell Company, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #007870
[ii], 203 pages of text. Original hardcover binding with minor rubbing to extremities, and overall slight soiling. The inner front hinges is starting to detach and is loosened. Lacks the frontisportrait; the text is illustrated with nineteen black & white illustrations. Previous owner's name on small piece of paper affixed neatly to front endpaper. King is reportedly the first person to author books by dictating into a sound-recording machine, with "Sunset Pass" being the first book published employing this technique. King spoke into an Edison phonograph to create recordings on wax cylinder records that were later transcribed by his stenographer, Lucille Rhoades. Captain Charles King (1844-1933). First edition.