[New York: E. P. Dutton, 1909. liv,624pp. Thick quarto. Green cloth, spine and upper board elaborately gilt extra. Plates, illustrations, ornaments and pictorial boards. Neat 1909 ownership inscription on free endsheet, trace of tanning to endsheets, a couple small rubs at tips, but a near fine, bright copy, and unusual thus. Folding cloth case, Item #WRCLIT79495
Second edition, US issue, of the work that constituted Beardsley's first great illustrative commission, originally issued in 12 parts 1893-4, and then in two volumes. In addition to sixteen full-page plates, four double-page plates and numerous other illustrations, this first edition in one volume includes ten additional chapter headings inadvertently omitted from the first edition. One of 500 copies for the US, from a total printing of 1500 copies. LASNER 22b.