New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press, [ca. 1900]. Octavo; xii, 525pp. Nine plates (one folding), all present. Three quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering and top page edges. Covers square with light edgwear to corners and spine ends, with faint sunning to spine. Binding is sound and pages unmarked. This copy from the personal library of author, columnist, and presidential speechwriter William Safire, with his bookplate on front pastedown.