UNDER BLUE SKIES AND OTHER STORIES. Agnes Houghton Banfield.

UNDER BLUE SKIES AND OTHER STORIES. Philadelphia: Printed for the Author by International Printing Co., [1900]. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-268 [269-270: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with photographic portrait of author, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Banfield to a "beloved niece" on the recto of the frontispiece. A self-published book collecting the title novella plus two novelettes. The stories combine folksy regionalism, earnest religiosity and occult themes. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Wright (III) 265. Cloth rubbed at edges, spine panel a bit darkened, a very good copy. (#149003).

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