THE THIRD FLOOR. London: Methuen & Co., 1901. Octavo, original blue cloth. First edition, Colonial issue. The author's "view of the predicament of women and the relationship of the sexes is extremely pessimistic ... Reviewers sometimes compared her to Thomas Hardy ... In her short stories ... she shows women bitter and deformed by lack of opportunity, but also humorous and resourceful; at her best she is a counterpart of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman ...." - Kemp, Mitchell and Trotter, Edwardian Fiction, p. 109-110. Almost all of the author's books are now scarce. Bookplate of Philip Sassoon, cousin of the poet Siegfried, and a prominent aristocrat, politician, socialite and collector, affixed to front paste-down. Some scattered foxing, mostly edges and margins of text block, a very good copy. Scarce. (#113873).