Chicago: Herbert S. Stone, 1898. First American Edition, published about one month after the English edition. [Edel & Laurence A521b; BAL 10630]. Special stamp on the front endpaper presenting the book to the Staley College Library [see image]. Staley School of the Spoken Word, also known as "Staley School of Oratory", "Staley School", or "Staley College", was a college in Brookline, Massachusetts that opened in 1905 and closed in 1957. Many aspiring leaders and politicians came to the school, largely to polish their presence and presentation. One alumnus was future president John F. Kennedy. 12mo., slate-colored cloth, stamped in gilt, top edge gilt; 229 pages. Item #56484
Very Good (covers nice & bright; contents clean & tight). A very nice copy!