Jordan, Elizabeth G. Tales of the Cloister. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1903. First Edition.
Very good with brown cloth spine, smooth marbled boards, decorative bright gilt at spine and corners, top edge gilt, rest deckled. 5 1/2 x 8 inches, portrait frontispiece of author, 253 clean and unmarked pp., decorative end papers, illustrated by A. I. Keller. "Harper's Portrait Collection of Short Stories" in gilt at base of spine. Very good. Hardcover.  $100.00
"From a literary point of view these sketches of convent school life are of high excellence." - Romig, The Guide to Catholic Literature, 1888-1840.
Elizabeth Garver Jordan (1865-1947), American author, journalist, editor of Sinclair Lewis's first two novels, editor of Harper's Bazaar from 1900 to 1923.
"Miss Jordan was already well known through her former book, Tales of the City Room, which charmed its readers not only by its delightful style, but by the novelty of its field, the woman in newspaper-work. Tales of the Cloister has an even newer field, being the first book ever published about convent life; and it would be hard indeed to find a better subject for dramatic effects than that which Miss Jordan has chosen." - Harper's Bazaar, volume 35.