New York & London: Harper & Brothers 12mo (18 cm; 7"). , 157,  pp.; 12 plts.. 1911 First edition: An old-fashioned lawyer aims (with the aid of the all-important female influence) to restore good Yankee virtues of thrift and domesticity in a Connecticut village gone mad (and sometimes bankrupt or to jail) over automobiles, diamonds, oversized mansions, and Europhilia. The novel is illustrated with a total of 12 halftone plates by German-born, American-raised artist Wilhelm Heinrich Detlev Körner (a.k.a. William Henry Dethlef Koerner); the frontispiece depicts a dramatic "Duel with Automobiles," while several other plates portray rather sweet scenes featuring children. Signed binding: Publisher's green cloth, front cover pictorially stamped with a young lady in a luxury car in black, white and red, spine with gilt-stamped title. Front cover design with "A" monogram in a half circle. Designer unknown.
Binding as above, slightly cocked with very (very) minor rubbing to extremities. => A nice copy of an interesting "period" work. (Inventory #: 36774)
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