[BOOK ARTS] [KENTUCKY FICTION] SHERLEY, [George] Douglass
The Inner Sisterhood: A Social Study in High Colors
Louisville: John P. Morton and COmpany, 1884. First edition. Octavo. Printed wrappers (as issued); unpaginated (106 ll); printed in seven sections, each on a different color of paper; sewn with silk cords, also in seven colors; half-title and extra-title printed in seven colors of ink. Mild cover soil; first page gathering slightly loose; still a very well-preserved example, Very Good or better. The author's aim was to present the interior thoughts of seven characters, all young women and all in love with the same man. As to the literary value of the work, we can do no better than to quote Edgar Wakeman's contemporary review in his journal "The Current" : "As a literary production, it reveals the supreme triumph of the printer's art." A quite attractive copy of this elaborate and uncommon biblio-oddity. OCLC finds fewer than a dozen copies in American institutions.