Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1893. Hardcover. 16mo (6.9 in, 17.5 cm). [2 blank] [viii], 1-309 [1 blank] [2 ads] [2 blank] pp. The Riverside Press, Cambridge. One of 2,000 copies. C. & p.
First edition: Author and naturalist, Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) belonged to a community of women artists and corresponded with authors including Harriet Beecher Stowe and Willa Cather. Jewett's "Boston marriage" to Annie Fields lasted 30 years. Fields ran a successful literary salon for women writers. Sarah Orne Jewett's novels and short stories centered on women. Book designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman, a close friend of Jewett.
BAL 10902. Feminist Companion. Publisher's green cloth lettered and decorated in bright gilt as designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman. Maroon coated endpapers. Clear archival protector. Front flyleaf with brief ownership inscription. Page borders faintly age-toned; corner crease corrected. Exceptionally well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Near fine. Item #1088