New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928. Early American printing. Hardcover. 223pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Rust-colored cloth over boards, with only marginal bumping and rubbing to the extremities, and light foxing to the top edge of the text block. In a dust jacket, with periodic small open and closed tears in the edges. The most prominent tear is along the top edge of the front panel (1" x 1/2"). From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle. Very good / very good. Item #55396
From the dust jacket- "Here is another captivating bit of irony by Phillpotts the Fabulist- a charming addition to the list of classical fables in which he casts satirical glances at some of our modern weaknesses. In the contest between Athene, the goddess, and Arachne, the mortal, the judges award the palm to Arachne for the perfect web she has spun, and the frustration of Athene's wrathful intentions toward her successful rival makes a most amusing ending for the tale."