The Witch

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1914.
First edition, quite scarce in jacket.
Octavo, original gilt-lettered brown cloth , pictorial dust jacket. Fine.

Johnston (1870-1936) was the daughter of two early Virginia families. She was educated at home making full use of her father's extensive library. A prolific author, (twenty-three novels) her dominant theme was historical fiction, unlike here generally focused on the south. Wearing other hats, Johnston helped form the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia in 1909; was a pacifist in World War I; and in later life developed an interest in mysticism. The frontispiece illustration by N.C. Wyeth is repeated on the dust jacket. [Allen p. 208. Dykes, Wyeth 201. NAW].

Price: $135.00
SKU: 2590
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