NY: The Outlook Company, 1902. Frontispiece Illustration. Preface and Introduction by Hale. Limited "Birthday" Edition. Signed, Limited Edition of only 80 numbered copies (this is copy #63) printed on Imperial Japan paper. There was also another signed limited edition of 2,000 numbered copies by the same publisher, issued in a different binding. This special edition is bound in white parchment with yapp edges, with red cloth ribbons closures across the front and rear covers (some of the ribbon still exists). There was also apparently a regular trade edition. Issued to celebrate the 80th birthday of Hale (April 3, 1902). Both signed, limited editions are uncommon. A Merle Johnson High Spot of American Literature. With a small autograph note signed laid in, presenting the book to “my wife L. Elizabeth (Silsbee) Woodbury. April 14, 1902. John [L.?] Woodbury.”. 8vo., white parchment; 97 pages. Item #58280
Very Good (minor soil covers; contents clean & tight).