New York: The Baker & Taylor Company, 1909/1909, stated 1st printing, red cloth boards with blindstamped border and gilt titles, paste on plate with engraving of Milton, same as frontis with tissue guard, 11 more b/w plates with portraits of Tennyson, Shelly, Eliot, etc.; 8vo; 273 pp. Reference essays, hardback.
A nice opinionated list of broad reading, for a serious teenager rather than a child, "Young readers should beware of misleading chatter about Mr. James which appears in columns of book gossip and newspaper comment; it attempts to turn Mr. James into a joke and caricatures his subtlety and obscurity...."
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, two small pale spots on top board and scrape on Milton's border, otherwise very solid, with bright gilt and clean flat pages. Item #18845