LOVERS' SAINT RUTH'S AND THREE OTHER TALES. Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. Small octavo, original decorated mottled cream cloth. First edition, trade issue. This collection of four short stories, the author's only book of short fiction (she was primarily a poet), was not a commercial success. The Bookman (vol. 3, p. 65) remarked that "it is the poetic imagination rather than the distinctive imagination of the story-teller or the novelist which has been at work in [these stories]." BAL 6737. Wright (III) 2304. Krauss 37. Gift inscription dated 28 December 1895 on front free endpaper, recipient's printed book label affixed to front paste-down. A bright, nearly fine copy. (#114326).