A Foregone Conclusion / W.D. Howells
265 pages. One page preliminary ads. This copy is in the second state, with an ad facing the title page and with "the Merchant of Venice" on page 75. First Edition of this tale sited in Venice.
Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings
William Dean Howells
James R. Osgood & Company
Publisher's Binding- Victorian
Bound in dark green cloth decorated with gilt, black, and green stamping with Venice canal and palace motif to the front board. Note gilt stamping to author's name showing reflection in the water. Brown stone endpapers have corner chip.