[First American Edition (Third Impression)]
First American Edition (Third Impression)
G.P. Putnam’s Sons [New York]
Biblio: (Cohen A105.2.c) (Woods A43ab)
8vo (299 pages, illustrated with 21 portrait photographs)
Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]
Item Number: 206672
Great Contemporaries comprises twenty-one penetrating profiles of political and literary luminaries. An utter delight to read, beautifully written and brutally opinionated (Hitler comes off just a bit better than George Bernard Shaw), the ensuing “Revised” edition (and most future reprints) added four new profiles: Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
This is a very good copy of the Third Impression of the First American edition, in the correct dust jacket that is unclipped and wonderfully bright and fresh, with no losses, just a handful of inconsequential rubs and a hint of edge wear at the spine. The book is virtually mint.