Chicago: The Dial Press, 1894. Tan cloth, decorated in blue. Decorative title-page. Binding darkened and a bit soiled, internally very good. Item #WRCLIT70795
First edition, this being the secondary binding. One of two hundred copies only. Inscribed on the front endsheet by Smith's son to his daughter ("...this book of her grandfather's verse...") on Christmas 1948. 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 the earliest state, was bound in green cloth, with the binding design stamped in gilt. BAMBACE C1.