First edition of The Gist of Nietzsche by Henry L. Mencken, inscribed by the author.
Twelvemo, [x], 60pp, [2pp ads]. Crimson cloth, title on label affixed to spine and front cover. Contemporary glassine jacket. Light rubbing to edges of spine. Bookplate affixed to front end paper and ownership inscription of Frank W. Harding on rear end paper. Inscribed on front end paper by author H.L. Mencken: “To Frank W. Harding Jr. / with best wishes / H.L. Mencken.” A scarce signed copy.
Book is inscribed to Frank W. Harding, a prominent midwestern businessman and founder of the American Live Stock Insurance Company. His bookplate is attached.