Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Light spotting to cover near top. Minor spine sun-fade. Inscribed by author, 1985. 135 p.; 23 cm. Pink stiff paper covers; black titles; seated Hale, silhouette in oval. Bibliography. Index. Biography: Native to Newport NH--where Richards Free Library celebrates her history with the coveted Sarah Josepha Hale Award annually for contributions to literature by a New England-based author--Hale was a 19th century writer, social reformer, and long-time editor of Godey's "Lady's Book". Tucked in, Publisher promotional pamphlet at time of this debut; local newspaper clipping; Library postcard about Hale; list of Hale award winners.