Boston: Little, Brown, 1904. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Precedes English edition by four years. 12mo (7 1/2 in. tall); 339 [4 ads]. Monogrammed binding designed by Lee Thayer of Decorative Designers. Publisher's gray cloth with gilt lettered pictorial cover plus gilt lettered and decorated spine. Top edge gilt. Signed presentation copy. Warmly inscribed, "To Charles Battell Loomis: / These shadows in exchange for the / beautiful reality of his laughter; / with the admiration of Richard Le Gallienne. / New York: April, 1905." Distinguished English author and poet, Richard Le Gallienne presented this book to American author, Charles Battell Loomis, whose books were well appreciated for their humor. Extremities rubbed, front shoulder with minor insect damage, lower rear cover bumped affecting text block, intermittent trace foxing, short closed tear. Noted critic, lecturer and author, Le Gallienne was a regular contributor to The Yellow Book. Very good in no dust jacket. Item #758
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