THE CAVALIER. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. Octavo, pp. [iii-iv] v-vii [viii-x] 1-311 [312: blank] [313-316: ads] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], flyleaf at front, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. This printing has no half title leaf, four pages of ads at rear and error "city-bird" for "city-bred" on page 34, line eight. "... [THE CAVALIER] has more of the witchery of [THE GRANDISSIMES] than anything which Mr. Cable has written for a long time ... An acid critic might describe THE CAVALIER as a 'jingo' book, in that it extols, without distinction of caste or cause, the fine old military virtues, -- pluck, resource, gayety in hardship and pain, simple and unquestioning self-surrender." - The Atlantic, December, 1901. BAL 2368 (noted printing 2). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 C-17. Top edge of text block dusty, slight shelf lean, a nearly fine copy binding bright and free of wear. Nice art nouveau binding designed by Margaret Armstrong. (#138103).
No statement of printing on copyright page.