"They went fast as the wind to the creek, and then went like wind back to the gate": First edition of Mary Johnston's Lewis Rand; Signed by her

  • Lewis Rand.
  • Lewis Rand.
  • Lewis Rand.

Lewis Rand.


Item Number: 88023

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908.

First edition of Mary Johnston’s classic historical romance. Octavo, original cloth, full color frontispiece after a painting by F. L. Yohn. One of 500 copies. Signed by the author. Very good in the  rare original dust jacket with some wear. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell and chemise case.

Born in Buchanan, Virginia, American novelist Mary Johnston became one of the best-selling authors in America during her extensive writing career in the early 20th century. Originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1899, her second novel, To Have and to Hold became the bestselling novel in the United States in 1900. Johnston as close friends with fellow writer Margaret Mitchell who once said of her: "I hesitate to write about the South after having read Mary Johnston."

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