Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881. 1 page preliminary ads, undated. Original dark green cloth, beveled boards.
First Edition, which consisted of 2000 copies. This is "early Jewett" -- her fourth book, after DEEPHAVEN (1877), PLAY DAYS (1878) and OLD FRIENDS AND NEW (1879). It is a collection of eight short stories, including "River Driftwood," "Andrew's Fortune" and "Miss Becky's Pilgrimage." This is a nearly fine copy, with scarcely any soil or wear (one faint dent on the spine); this has become a tough title to find in such condition. Blanck 10878 (citing blue or green cloth; we have also had light brown). Item #14589