signed first edition Decorative Cloth
1901 · New York
by Jacob Riis
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1901. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. A handsome copy of the 1901 1st edition of essentially Jacob Riis's autobiography. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine in its navy-blue cloth, with bright gilt-insignia and titling along the front panel and lightly-faded titling and insignia at the spine. Light foxing as well at the frontispiece (and its tissue-guard), light offsetting to the dedication page. Armorial bookplate (Anne C. Ewing) at the front pastedown OF THE WOMAN TO WHOSE HUSBAND RIIS TWICE INSCRIBED THIS COPY AND WROTE HIS 1 PG. ALS. This copy furthermore includes 2 tiny corrections in Riis's hand (one at pg. 283, one at pg. 436). Thick octavo, 443 pgs. plus publisher's ads.
(Inventory #: 16764)