New York: Scribner, 1909. Elaborately gilt decorated cloth, t.e.g., after a design by Margaret Armstrong. Color title-page vignette and plates by Stanley M. Arthurs. A couple of slight rubs and smudges to cloth toe of spine darkened, old tide-mark and ripple to lower half of text-block, hence a poor, but externally attractive copy. Item #WRCLIT58924
First edition thus. The second tale was privately printed in a minuscule edition in 1901; the first is reprinted from OLD CREOLE DAYS. Inscribed by the author on the half- title: "Dear Mrs. Morton: What pleasure these twin tales give you only adds to the debt of pleasure I owe you. Ever - Yours truely, G.W. Cable Christmas, 1909." BAL 2377. SMITH C-22.