Chicago: The Dial Press, 1894. Ornately gilt decorated green cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Decorative title-page. About fine, in oversize half morocco clamshell box. Item #WRCLIT70794
First edition, this being the primary binding. One of two hundred copies only. Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet: "To my dear sister Mollie with much love, Harry B. Smith. July 6 1894." Bambace suggests the binding design is "probably" Will Bradley's work. An uncommon book and imprint. Librettist, bookseller and book collector Harry Smith was a frequent contributor to Francis Browne's incarnation of THE DIAL. A portion of the edition, presumably a later state, was bound in tan cloth, with the binding design stamped in blue. BAMBACE C1.