The condition of this book is excellent. The color of the binding is bright, with little wear to the corners or the spine. The cover design and type on the spine have suffered no loss of the gold and white paint. The pages are a bit yellowed with age, as would be expected.
Myrtle Reed was an American author who celebrated great success with her romance novels until her suicide in 1911.
"Remembered sunsets,from beyond the darkness of more than twenty years, came back to him with divine beauty and diviner joy. Mnemosyne, that guardian angel of the soul, brought from her treasure-house gifts of laughter and tears;the laughter sweet with singing, and the bitterness of the tears eternally lost in the Water of Forgetfulness. Slowly, the light died. Dusk came upon the valley and crept softly to the hills. Mist drifted in from the sleeping sea, and the hush of night brooded over the river as it murmured through the plain. A single star uplifted its exquisite lamp against the afterglow, near the veiled ivory of the crescent moon."