First Edition, early issue with period not touching 'Co' at spine but dated title page and 'Willa S. Cather' at spine. "A stirring romance of the Western prairies, embodying a new idea and a new country. There are two heroines, the splendid Swedish girl, Alexandra, who dares and achieves, and the beautiful Bohemian whose love story is the very story of Youth". This copy married to a 1919 issued dustjacket with same text and image at spine and front panel as true first issue dustjacket. Scarce title. Near Fine, some spotting at spine, in Very Good dustjacket, fairly shallow loss at spine ends, flap corners and few edges.