By Peter Haworth. Published by D. Appleton and with a previous owner's inscription...dated 1930. Not so much with the history, really -- just Boccaccio said it was true doesn't make it true crime? ...Hey, that's a clause I just typed. What a world. Anyway, it's a pioneer in the "black cover/red writing" game, that's for sure.
While this book is reasonably rare, this copy is only in acceptable shape. The inside covers/flyleaves look a bit dicey, as you can see in the pics. There's the expecting page toning due to age, some foxing at the back, and the hinges feel a little "vague," as my dad might say. It's not on the brink of collapse or anything, but it's nearly a hundred years old, and it's wearin' it. That said, pages are clean and accounted for and the spine is squared up still. Fine to leaf through, fantastic to shelve facing out for decor purposes.