New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. First Edition. An attractive copy of the author's first book, a collection of seven stories centering on Creole culture in New Orleans, which were first published in the pages of Scribner's Monthly. BAL 2330. First state, lacking the publisher's ads at rear. Octavo; brown 'S' cloth, with titling stamped in gilt and decorations stamped in black on spine and front panel; [viii], 299pp,  blank. Some light rubbing to edges, with a touch of faint spotting to preliminary and terminal leaves; hinges sound - Near Fine.