First American edition of The Splendid Century by Warren H. Lewis, older brother of C.S. Lewis.
Octavo, xiv, 306pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine, fleur-de-lis design on front cover stamped in blind and gilt. Illustrated endpapers. Stated “Second Printing, March 1954” on copyright page. Solid text block, faint toning to edges, spotting to top edge. A near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $5.00 retail price on front flap, small closed tears to rear panel, lightly bumped corners, a near fine example.