This one-of-a-kind hard cover book has a red cover with gilt lettering on the front and spine. There is a gift inscription inside that reads "To Grace M. Austen from F.M.A - Christmas 1900" F.M.A is likely Francis M. Austen, husband of author Grace Merrill Jewett Austen, who's bookplate appears on the front endpaper. Bacheller's signature is on a card pasted down on the front free endpaper. It reads "Yours with many good wishes, Irving Bacheller. Riverside, Conn, Jan. 27 '09" Deckled edges. Gilt top edge. 432 pages. There is some cover wear and soil, the hinges are both weak. Spine a bit faded. 125 thousand printing, October 22 1900. Size: 5.5"x7.5"
- EBEN HOLDEN
- Irving Bacheller
- Lothrop Publishing Company, 1900