The Heart of the Ancient Wood
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Silver, Burdett and Company
Date Published: 1900
Edition: Early printing
Book Id: 37967
276; pp. Octavo [20 cm] Gray paper covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover, and a gilt stamped vignette on the front cover. With six illustrations. Four pages of publisher's advertisements at the back. Very good. There are large strips of sun fading along the edges of the front cover. There is a contemporary owner's inscription on the front free endsheet, and there is a severely darkened patch on p. 196. The book is very sturdy.
A story of North American forest life, written by the Canadian author, Charles D. Roberts. Roberts was, similar to Ernest Thompson Seton, known for his realistic animal stories. In this story a maiden befriends the creatures of the forest.