THE FAIR MAID OF GRAYSTONES.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Macmillan, (1905.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early novel of mystery and romance set in 17th century Puritan England by this profilic author and 'legendary' woman screenwriter of the silent film era. In its review, the New York Times summed this up nicely - "Whoever loves a doughty fight -- in fact, a series of seemingly never to be ended fights, and a hero stubbornly refusing to be worsted no matter how hardly fate treats him -- let him read this novel of Puritan England. There is not much history to trouble about, (which perhaps is little fault,) but there is good style here, and lively characterization in Miss Dix's now known manner." 351 pp plus 5 pp of ads for her earlier books.
Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. Attractive decorative binding with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine, embossed decorations and a gilt key on the front cover with black lettering. Bound in olive green cloth, top edge gilt. The dust jacket repeats the designs on the cover in dark blue on silver. Uncommon in the first edition and especially so in dust jacket and in this condition,