The Awakening of Helena Ritchie

DELAND, Margaret.
New York: Harper, 1906. Illustrated by Walter Appleton Clark.
First edition. Rare in any semblance of the original jacket.
Octavo, original blind and gilt stamped red cloth, dust jacket (missing two large pieces from the spine). Light foxing to endpapers, else near fine.

The novel appeared with the front cover stamped either white or with gold. The former is believed to have been experimental. The first printing, as here, does not have a box enclosing the dedication.
Whitman Bennett regarded Helena Ritchie "as a truly important and permanent work of fiction, forcefully composed and introducing complex psychological elements of drama with great skill and convincingness .. She has an assured place in the small group of really first-line American women prose writers". [A Practical Guide to American Book Collecting. DAB. NAW].

Price: $200.00
SKU: 9338
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