Very Good / Good. Item #000842
Boston: The Stratford Co., Publishers, 1921. First Edition. Signed on front free endpaper: "Sincerely, Isabella McLennan McMeekin." Small Octavo; [iv] + 58pp. Two B&W documentary photographs showing cabin and family typical of "hill country" folk.
Off-white dust jacket with navy blue text front, back, and spine. Sage boards with blue cloth spine. Title and author stamped in purple within decorative frame on front panel. Title and author lettered in black on ivory label pasted on spine.
Unclipped dust jacket soiled with multiple chips at spine and erosion on all corners and edges; flaps docked, as published. Binding nearly as new. Some browning to endpapers; textblock lightly and evenly age-tanned, but clean, tight, and square.
McLennan McMeekin—she used both names in various contexts—was a relatively prominent Kentucky author of plays, poems, and novels, sometimes written in collaboration. This collection of brief, minor poems, character studies of the hill folk, is based on her very real interactions with the inhabitants of Appalachia as a teacher at the Pine Mountain Settlement School at the start of the 19th century.