A hardcover book titled “The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan” written by Thomas F. Dixon. The 374-paged book has a red cover with white lettering. The front pastedown page has a bookplate adhered to it at top left. The bookplate reads “LIBRARY OF / LEON W. Schumann / No. Date.” An inscription written in black ink is located on the front free endpaper at center. The inscription reads “Bessie / from / Uncle Aaron / Christmas, 1915.” The work is the second volume in a Ku Klux Klan trilogy by Dixon that included The Leopard's Spots and The Traitor. The novel is set in Reconstruction-era United States and concerns the Klan's role in protecting white Southerners from carpetbaggers and an oppressive government that would turn former enslaved persons against white Southerners.