"The Crimson Conquest"  First edition Charles Bradford Hudson Full color frontispiece by J.C. Leyendecker Pizarro in Peru
Published for the first time in 1907 by A.C. McClurg (the same folks who published the first editions of Edgar Rice Burroughs' stories).
8vo. heavy red cloth wrapped boards, with the front being decorated with a painted illustration of Pizarro, small, tight signatures, unadorned end papers, striking color glossy frontispiece (being the only illustration in the volume) by Leyendecker, 454 pages.
This is a "good plus" to "very good minus" antique volume with a tight binding and strong board hinges. There are no loose, folded or torn pages. "Uncle Summer and Aunt Minnie, 1909" penciled inside front free endpaper, otherwise seemingly clear of writing. Some foxing on the endpapers, moreso in the back than front. Text block closes tightly, top edge well dusted with some spots and scuffs, outer edge is lightly scuffed, mostly even in color, bottom edge shows foxing (see accompanying images). Interior pages relatively bright. The painted front board is crisp, little sign of rubbing, Board corners are mildly bumped, as are the spine head and heel. Some edge wear and some rubbing on back by the spine.
This volume shows a little age, but it is really pleasant to hold and to look at.
Will make a striking addition to your shelf!
Ships to you or that special someone promptly, carefully packaged and fully insured.