Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1899. Hardcover. 12mo (7.1 in, 18.1 cm). [i-xii], -232 [blank]; printer's imprint; blank leaf; leaf xi-xii excised (as issued). Printed by The Riverside Press, Cambridge. Laid paper.
First edition: 3020 copies printed. Author and naturalist, Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) belonged to a community of women artists and corresponded with authors including Harriet Beecher Stowe and Willa Cather. Jewett's "Boston marriage" to Annie Fields lasted 30 years. Fields ran a successful literary salon for women writers. Jewett 's novels and short-stories centered on women. Book designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman, a close friend of Jewett.
BAL 10913. Feminist Companion. Publisher's blue binding with gilt lettering and decoration to spine and upper cover. Title page in black and orange. Dec. 25, 1899 penciled gift inscription. Fore-edge with small stain. Near fine first edition well-preserved, tight, and clean. Near fine. Item #1107