New York: Knopf, (1989). Slim quarto, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches: . Original black cloth spine lettered in red over tan paper boards, coated red endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Watercolor illustrations throughout text. Signed by Nancy Willard on title page.
First edition of Nancy Willard’s lyrical account of nineteenth-century Irish folk healer Biddy Early, the Wise Woman of Clare. “I’ve pockets of starlight, so give me no money. / I’ve spells on each finger, I’ve no need of rings. / Though I’m plain as a plum, I am handsome as gold / when I fly through the woods on my queenfisher wings.” A bright fine copy, signed by Nancy Willard on the title page.