Very Good. Item #5659
New York: Knickerbocker Press / G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1918. First U.S. Edition. Octavos. 510 p.; 516 p. Three quarter red leather over red linen with title in gilt at spine and ruled in gilt at front and rear panels. Five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Red linen endpapers.
Ferrero wrote extensively on European History and his 1897 book, Young Europe, had an influence on James Joyce. Nominated for the Nobel twenty times, Ferrero never won, but he was read extensively and Teddy Roosevelt was a fan, inviting him to the White House in 1908.
Both volumes are heavily worn at hinges, with rear hinge of volume 1 separating along bottom half and top quarter of front, but holding. Cracked at corners and worn at spine ends. Previous owner's signature to front fly leafs. Bindings are sound and pages unmarked.