Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Handsome edition of Adams's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir. "Printed privately in 1907 and published to wide acclaim shortly after the author's death in 1918, The Education of Henry Adams is a brilliant, idiosyncratic blend of autobiography and history that charts the great transformation in American life during the so-called Gilded Age" (Modern Library). Item #4669
Early printing of the Trade Edition, without date in Roman numerals on copyright page. Octavo (24.25cm); full navy blue crushed morocco bound by Maurin, spine in seven compartments, with double-ruled border tooled in gilt on covers, and titling and decorative elements in gilt on spine; marbled endpapers; top edge gilt; x,,4-519,pp. Gentle sunning to spine, light wear to lower board edges, with a small, faint impression to front cover; contents fresh, clean; Near Fine.