Binding: Original Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: The MacMillan Company, 1903.
A just about Fine first American edition in olive cloth, top edges gilt. In the rare, almost Near Fine illustrated dust-jacket, only very lightly chipped. BAL 4218.
"The readers of 'The Heart of Rome' can have nothing but thanks for its author. One trembles to perceive how easily he could, as he says, have brought his people to 'awful grief'. It is a rare merit that he resisted the temptation to rend our souls, and permits us to close his fascinating story with a light heart" - from the New York Times Review, October 31, 1903 ; [viii], 396, 4 pp of advertisements,  pages.