In a Blue Moon by Nell Dorr. G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1939. (1939). No listing of later printings, but there was probably only one printinhg of this book. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" hardcover in slipcase. Pages are unnumbered. SLIPCASE: Has heavy wear with about a 2 1/2" tear to the spine, although the cardboard there remains tight. BOOK: Bright silver lettering to spine and front cover. Light cover edge wear. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. HI25b
Three page introduction forms the complete text. The body of the book consists entirely of black and white photographs. "Of pictures taken on the Florida Keyes in the year 1929" - from the book.
"She married at seventeen to Thomas Koons in 1910 and moved to Florida in 1923 with her family of three girls Virginia (Win), Elizabeth (Betty or Bets), and Barbara (Barby). After her husband's real estate speculation failed in the 1926 economic collapse, Nell opened her own portrait studio to support the family. Gondolier a local society magazine, was one of her clients.
Meanwhile, she (Dorr) also made personal work in a Pictorialist style of still life, nudes and child subjects, on day trips to the Florida Keys. These were to become the material for her first two books Mangroves and In a Blue Moon.
... far away, peaceful places where you can throw off your fears and inhibitions, and bathe in the sea and the sun as you please
— In a Blue Moon, Nell Dorr 1939" - Wikipedia