New York: Privately Printed (De Vinne Press), 1888.
First edition. Original parchment backed, gray paper covered boards with gilt ruling and leaf design, lettering in dark gray on cover, spine with large gilt lettering. Number 4 of only 50 Copies Printed, signed by De Vinne (publisher) on limitation page. Presentation Copy from author: "To Anna C. Bird/ from her friend,/ W. R. Huntington/ Sept 20/ 1888" With lengthy autograph letter from the author Anna Bird, the presentee, a cheery three page letter dated Sept. 20, 1888 (attached to rear endsheet). William Reed Huntington was a prominent 19th Century clergyman and well-respected poet whose work appeared in Stedman's American Anthology. A bright copy with few faults, the fragile parchment backing with almost no wear except for very slight wear to top and bottom of spine. The gilt lettering on spine is still quite bright. Most scarce and a significant example of De Vinne's craft. nb "quinqaginta" means "fifty."
Price: $950.00 Item #866