The author is Judson R. Taylor, and I don’t have any biographic information otherwise. This novella originally appeared in Street and Smith’s New York Weekly in seven installments starting January 21, 1878. It is unusual that it has a Jewish fellow has a hero, and is certainly NOT anti-semitic. Back in those days anti-semitism was I suspect much more prevalent. I borrowed the original newspaper tear sheets from Dr. Steve Lomazow, and I shall return them this weekend at Pulpcon in Dayton Ohio, not trusting them to the post. This is #10 in a series called Pocketbook Lost Treasures. ISBN 978-1-55246-796-1 for $16.00 plus shipping.