A QUAKER LOVE STORY and Other Poems.
Edition: First edition.
Chicago: J. L. Regan & Co., Printers, 1885. Hardcover first edition - The title poem retells in verse a story first told by the 'heroine' sixty years ago - that is, it was a story of travel over 400 miles of rough mountains by two young women, courting and love, set on the Virginia - Ohio border in the 1820s. The other poems had been published in such magazines as Scribner's, The Century, etc. Engraved frontispiece, one other illustration of Prospect Hill (by Baker), a few decorative tailpieces. 79 pp.
Condition: Near fine in gray cloth with black lettering and illustration on the front cover, beveled edges to the boards, decorative endpapers. Gift inscription to "Miss Bigelow from Laura April 15th, 1886" and small bookplate of Oakella Bigelow (1857-1916, Toledo, Ohio.)