RUTH FIELDING AT THE RED MILL or Jasper Parloe's Secret. #1.
Edition: Early printing.
New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (c 1913) dj. Hardcover - When Ruth Fielding was orphaned by the death of her parents, she came to live with her crotchety and miserly Uncle Jabez. The first book in this series, which was an important precursor of the Nancy Drew series (in fact, Mildred Wirt Benson was the author of several later titles in the series.). Glossy frontispiece. Lists through #19 at the back of the book. In the third format dust jacket with Ruth sitting beside a stream with an open book on her lap. (verso of the dust jacket lists thru #20) 204 pp plus 8 pp publisher's advertisements,
Condition: Very good in light brown cloth with illustrated front cover, in a poor dust jacket with significant, separation along the fold, etc, but still complete (and now protected by an archival cover)