Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Herbert F. Gunnison from his friend Irving Bacheller”. With Gunnison’s bookplate. Binding scuffed. Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835-1921), born in Calais, Maine, was a prolific and popular writer of chaste Gothic romances and short stories that were a staple of the major periodicals of her day. Binding scuffed. Original holograph manuscript, 71 pages, 8vo, rectos only, bound in three quarter quarter calf & marbled boards.