THE SEVERED MANTLE. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1909. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x-xii] 1-452  [454: printer's imprint] [455-456: blank] [457-460: ads], seven inserted plates with color illustrations by Arthur I. Keller, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription on the half-title page by Lindsey to Nathan Haskell Dole, an eminent man of letters in his day, writer, critic and translator. Lndsey's work is a rather pallid romance set in a generic medieval period. The illustrations are excellent. Bleiler (1978), p. 124 (coding theriomorphy), but the story has no fantastic elements. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 L-351. Acidic offsetting on pages 150-151 from piece of old newspaper used as book mark, else a bright, fine copy. (#147619).
"Published October 1909" on copyright page.