First Edition. Cover and dustjacket art signed 'I'. Frontis plate by Frank Snapp. New York City and New England set novel of 'the married life of a strong, successful, self-willed man of affairs to a girl who has tried to support herself by her pen, and in failing has retained her high ideals and her respect for her own opinions'. This copy nicely inscribed and signed at front endpaper. Chapin was one of the first three women to take the Yale University entrance exam in 1881. She studied at Smith College where she received a B.A. in 1885. Uncommon in dustjacket. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends and flap corners, dime sized chip at mid front flap.