Chicago & New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1898. Original dark grey-green cloth decorated in gilt.
First American Edition, issued a month after the London one -- of this distinctly-bound production by Herbert Stone of Chicago (in the same binding he used the prior year for James's WHAT MAISIE KNEW). This is a short novel about a telegraph girl ("in the cage"), who willingly becomes involved in a wealthy couple's illicit liaison -- details of which are revealed in their frequent telegrams to each other.~This is an unusually bright copy, fine except for the usual minor cracking of these very fragile endpapers. Supino 51.5.0; Edel & Laurence A51b. Item #13165