Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. First Edition. Large Paper Issue, one of 450 numbered copies, each with an original manuscript leaf by Julia Ward Howe tipped in, this being copy no.197. Two octavo volumes (23.75cm); tan paper-covered boards and dark brown buckram backstrips, with gilt-stamped title labels mounted at upper spines; publisher's original cardboard slipcase; [x],392,; [x],434,pp, with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and 21 full-page plates. Light wear to extremities, title labels a bit dulled, with a few small scuffs, else a fresh, Near Fine set. Slipcase is shelfworn, with some board exposure to corners, a few small splits at joints, and a tear at upper edge; printed title label dust-soiled; Very Good.
"The present work contains so much material by Mrs. Howe here first published that it may properly be considered a primary production" (BAL 9530).