New York: Boni and Liveright, (1924). First American edition. 8vo, 256pp; linen-backed batik-patterned boards with printed spine label. A tiny nick to the label, slight shelf wear to lower edges of boards, still a fine, bright and uncommonly fresh copy. Item #205549
Fictional stories speculating on the lives of actual historical and mythical figures, ranging from Empedocles and Lucretius to Paolo Uccello and Captain Kidd. A book not often seen in dust jacket, which we surmise was routinely discarded because of the striking appeal of the uniquely patterned binding.