(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) DODGE, MARY MAPES. Along the Way. 12mo, original green cloth decorated in black and gilt (Blanck's Gilt-Extra Binding), light rubbing to head and foot of spine; brown coated endpapers, closed tear to front flyleaf; custom green cloth clamshell box with morocco lettering label. A square, bright copy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879
first edition, author's copy, annotated in her hand. Includes torn notebook sheet signed by Dodge and stating "Private Copy," and another index sized slip with two poetry stanzas in her hand meant to be added to a poem in the collection, and a full length handwritten poem titled, Enfoldings, (in another hand but with a single line corrected by Dodge) previously pinned to page 18, where presumably Dodge wanted it inserted for perhaps a later edition. Also laid in is a typed poem titled, The Stars, which is included in this collection, with handwritten note "revised July 28, 1891" and signed by Dodge in ink. Contents showing several pencil and few ink notations, words X-ed out and altered, indents indicated. Note on page 14 reads: "written soon / after dawn while on / the way to NY / from the Adirondacks." One poem, After Tea, with several ink corrections and with title revised to Sweet Sixteen. BAL 4773.