Very Good. Item #5960
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916. Limited Edition, numbered 394 of 1000 copies on colophon at bottom of copyright. Octavo; xiii, 271pp. Engraved portrait frontis with tissue guard. Patterned marigold cloth-covered boards with brown cloth spine and black leather spine label with gilt lettering. Boards edgeworn with bumps to corners and some general smudging and scuffing to cloth. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Bookplate of Elton Hoyt II, book collector and former CEO of Cleveland's Pickands Mather & Co. -- an iron / coal mining and shipping company -- on front pastedown. This copy most recently from the personal library of journalist (and John Hay enthusiast) William Safire, with no plates or ownership marks.