New York: Bidwell Publishing Company, 1889. Black & White Frontispiece Portrait, Illus. Full cloth. Octavo. 560 pages. Lacking half title leaf. Hinges sound, a few minor extremity rubs to exterior.
Bidwell recounts his Puritan upbringing, successful struggles against poverty, his career as a merchant, his commercial misfortunes and temptations, and his ultimate fall. Well illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and many woodcut illustrations in the text.