Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Published Privately by the Oriole Press, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. "To my friend,- Joseph J. Cohan,- with fraternal greetings from Joseph Ishill, Berkeley Heights, N. J., July. 1929.- " 20/450. Quarto. xlvi, 299 (1)pp., 15 plates, incl. frontispiece. Original half vellum over decorative colored paper boards, with black lettering on tan paper label of spine. Frontispiece portrait tipped-in to brown handmade paper with watermark. Title page in red and black with publisher's device in black and decorative linear two color framing of text. Headpieces from drawings by Louis Moreau. Orange headers and decorative orange initials.
Laid in two-page typed August 1929 letter to Cohan, on yellow paper with Oriole Press letterhead, signed Joseph Ishill, announcing various changes relating to the Oriole Press. Ishill announces a scarce Amelia Burr play on the life of Benvenuto Cellini to be sent to Cohan as a gift of appreciation, a relays various other publishing related issues. In Oriole Press envelope, postmarked August 16, 1929, addressed to Jacob J. Cohan.
With contributions by Elie Faure, Bertrand Russell, H. L. Mencken, Henry W. Nevinson, Henri Barbusse, Clarence Darrow, Judge Ben B. Lindsey, John A. Hobson, Marguerite Tracy, Ellen Key, Dr. B. Malinowski and thirty-four other important contributors. With an unpublished letter by Thomas Hardy to Havelock Ellis, and a foreword by Isaac Goldberg. Embellishments by Louis Moreau. Laid in Chicago Evening Post article on Joseph Ishill. Vellum spine lightly rubbed. Some offsetting from newspaper clip on inside back cover and endpaper. Very good condition. Item #46847