THE SILENT MAID: BEING THE STORY OF STILLE MAEGTH, HER STRANGE BEWITCHMENT AND HER WONDROUS SONG, AND HOW SHE CAME TO LOVE A MORTAL MAN. Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-223 [224-226: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank; publisher's pagination counts the frontispiece], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Frank T. Merrill, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A fairy tale about the effect of an ancient curse upon the family of a powerful warlord. Bleiler (1978), p. 154. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 P-64. Spine panel a bit sunned, some foxing to the text block early and late, several leaves roughly opened, a very good copy. (#156552).
"Published, May, 1903" on copyright page.