Very Good / Very Good. Item #7938
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. Signed by Seton on half title with inscription, "To a neighbour - Florence Hoyt with best wishes from Anya Seton February 1962." Octavo. 526 pages. Illustrated dust jacket. Charcoal boards stamped in red and gilt. Red topstain. Genealogical endpapers.
Dust jacket with original "$5.95" price is chipped and creased along edges, with some faint staining along spine. Boards are worn along extremities and bottom of spine nudged. Binding sound. Endpapers rubbed, and front endpapers bound in upside down. Pages otherwise unmarked.
Seton was heralded for her meticulously researched historical novels. Devil Water centers around the Jacobite uprising of 1715 before shifting scenes to William Byrd's Virginia plantation.