New York: Boni and Liveright, (1924). First edition. 8vo, 304pp; blue cloth. Gift inscription; a bit bumped; fine in a lightly rubbed and modestly soiled dust jacket. Item #205622
Early historical novel by the Canadian-born writer who was an inspiration to Ayn Rand and is considered a founding mother of American libertarianism. The gift inscription is dated 1926, and, while we are seldom tempted to quote from a gift inscription in the absence of a notable association, this one is too good to be kept back: "...To accompany well you must not only be a good musician, but you must be mesmeric, sympathetic, intuitive, plum willing self-imolation."