THE TORY LOVER. Sarah Orne Jewett.

THE TORY LOVER.

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901. Original green cloth decorated in gilt.

First Edition of this historical romance sited around and about Hamilton House, the author's home in South Berwick, Maine. It concerns "a young American officer during the Revolution and his conflicting duty to his king and to his native land" [OCAL].

There were five printings dated 1901, but only the first (as here) has all three points: "Published September, 1901" on the copyright page, 34 lines of text on page 154, and "Lackinge, my love..." on page 278. It is in fine condition (the front free endpaper bears a Christmas 1901 inscription to Maine resident William R. Stevens, and opposite is his wife Emma's bookplate). Blanck 10914. Item #14591

Price: $225.00