· New York
Special limited edition (as per the title-page): an old-fashioned love story housed in an endearing, decorated binding in the original dust jacket. Amelia E. Barr (1831–1919) was a novelist and teacher who, despite the tragic loss of her husband and many children, achieved ample success through her historical novels. The publication of her first novel opened a floodgate; she was highly prolific for the rest of her life. => With a frontispiece and two plates signed by S.M. Arthur.
Binding: Publisher's light blue cloth with navy-stamped lettering and a cameo portrait in profile on navy ground decorating the front board; red and blue roses to spine and cover, with green touches in the latter place. => Designed by Thomas Watson Ball.
Wright, III, 332 (for the Dodd, Mead printing of the same year). Not in Minsky. See the University of Rochester Library website for attribution of binding design to Ball (https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/3352). Bound as above, very minor rubbing to edges. Original brown dust jacket present with light chipping to extremities and overall gentle age-toning, both flaps listing the publisher's available titles. Pages age-toned and notably clean. => A charming, rosy binding! (Inventory #: 37496)