Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. First Edition. "The present work contains so much material by Mrs. Howe here first published that it may properly be considered a primary production" (BAL 9530). Large Paper Issue, one of 450 numbered copies, each with an original manuscript leaf by Julia Ward Howe tipped in, this being copy no.440. 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. Small, faint abrasion to lower front cover of Vol.1, with a small scratch to title label of same; light finger-soil and minor wear to rear cover and backstrip of Vol.2, with lower corners gently bumped on same; about Near Fine, lacking the fragile slipcase.