New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1909. Edward L. Chase. Hardcover. 6.75" 9.25". Red cloth boards with title and illustration in black to spine, illustrated plate on front cover. Pictorial endsheets. 24 illustrations by Edward L. Chase, of which four are color plates, 7 are black and white in-text illustrations, and 13 are full page black and white illustrations. Missing one rear endsheet, otherwise complete. Bookplate to front pastedown, light crayon marks to front free endsheet, inner hinges cracked. Toning throughout, with some areas of darker toning to the lower right hand edge of pages. Some folded pages and small insect holes at page edges. Spine badly sunned, and chipped at foot. Boards show significant edgewear, and a large discoloration covering half of the rear cover. Some wear and staining to color illustration on front cover. Good. Item #40677
An intact copy of the scarce first edition, with some flaws. Internally else very good, with all plates and illustrations in reasonably good shape.