Very Good+ No Dust jacket. First Edition (Published April, 1906 on copyright page, 1906 on title page). Signed Decorated Binding (Bertha Stuart), with a farm scene and flock of white chickens on cover. Quite clean, with three tiny specks on lower front board; no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 316 pp.
Octavo, green pictorial cloth stamped in red, white, and black, gilt lettered. pp (4), 316. Ex library, with unobtrusive thin black call numbers on spine, rubber stamp and two ink numbers at front; tanning to free endpapers and first and last page; corner creases to front free endpaper; indentations to upper inner corner of rear cover; small snag to last leaf; else a VG copy, cover stamping not flaked and very nice in overall appearance. Made from NY: Holt, 1906, sheets. Cover design (chickens, farm house, shed) by Bertha Stuart (signed BS), a prolific book designer of the time. Watters p. 369 (BM only). A farm romance. Uncommon book. AMICUS locates only two copies of the Canadian issue (LAC, . AEU)
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