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Wilkins, Mary. The people of our neighborhood. Philadelphia: Curtis Pub. Co.; New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., (1898). 32mo (15.2 cm; 6"). viii, 161,  pp. $45.00
A collection of sketches depicting life in New England. Mary Wilkins, known for portraying the frustrating lives within New England villages, gives each unique character a defining characteristic; e.g. Timothy Sampson is "The Wise Man," Margaret Snell is "The Village Runaway," and Amanda Todd is "The Friend of Cats."
Alice Barber Stephens, an American painter and engraver whose work appeared in Harper's and Ladies' Home Journal, provides the illustrations — 13 plates throughout the text and a frontispiece (with tissue guard) of Wilkins.
Vol. III of the Ladies' Home Journal Library of Fiction.
Provenance: On front free endpaper, the signature of Katherine Phinprose(?).
Wright, III, 2038. Publisher's textured green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front board; lighter green-stamped decoration to front board and spine; fore-edge of pages untrimmed. Extremities rubbed. Small tear of paper on front pastedown; gutter crack at series list and p. 114. => A nice little volume combining the work of two prominent women. (37815) Please RESHELVE This.
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