Chicago: Walter M. Hill, 1904. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 87 (1)pp. Full vellum with beveled edges with gilt lettering on spine. Title page with arabesque headpiece and cherub. Decorative wood engraved initials. Printed at the Elston Press, New Rochelle, New York. Play in three parts. Masque of Love is a play questioning matrimony and monogamy, reflecting Wood's views expressed in prose published in Pacific Monthly and other publications.
"Charles Erskine Scott Wood led an extraordinary life, long, varied, and vital. Soldier, port, attorney, satirist, philosophical anarchist, reformer, bon vivant, boon companion, painter, art patron, bibliophile, and pacifist--C.E.S. Wood was all of these. Approaching the Renaissance ideal of the universal man, he packed into nearly 92 years of living three distinct careers and a remarkable variety of experiences, exhibiting a rare capacity for savoring life and a stunning diversity of talent, including a protean, at time profound, facility for the literary arts." (OSU Press).
Binding rubbed and boards bent outward, slightly starting at top and bottom of inside front cover. Minor foxing on endpapers. Minor damp-staining. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #46862