THE WITCH - Mary Johnston, 1st 1914 SUPERNATURAL LOVE STORY WITCHES WITCH HUNTS
Book Details + Condition: Grosset & Dunlap (New York). First Edition, 1914. Hardcover with original dust jacket. 442 pages, with color frontis by N.C. Wyeth. Mary Johnston, a bestselling American novelist and a women's rights advocate at the beginning of the 20th century, often combined romantic history novels with a supernatural theme. "The Witch," set in England in 1604 shortly after the death of Queen Elizabeth, features village doctor Gilbert Aderhold and Joan Heron, a single woman living alone, who must deal with the witch scares and witch hunts rife in England's countryside after the death of the Queen - a situation very similar to Salem, MA, later in the century. From the massive occult collection of King Lawrence Parker - academic, dissertation author, and book collector extraordinaire. Firm binding; light wear to boards, with a bit of fading to rear; Parker's bookplate to inside front board; small tear to ffep; interior is clean and free of markings. Original illustrated dust jacket shows normal aging and wear, mainly at edges.