First Edition. Very Good. Item #5396
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1897. First Edition. Octavo; 354 pp.
Bound in three quarter calf with marbled paper. Lettering in gold to spine. Attached ribbon bookmark. Top edges gilt. Cover has only light wear and rubbing to corners. Binding is sound. Pages clean and unmarked. This copy belonged to New York Times journalist William Safire with his personal leather bookplate on the front pastedown.