Philadelphia: Centaur Press, 1934.
Hardcover. First edition. Small octavo. Front pastedown somewhat wrinkled from the binder's glue and a little foxing and soiling at the edges of the white boards, near fine lacking the original unprinted cellophane dustwrapper. Copy letter B of five Presentation copies Signed by the author. A series of short essays on various topics or people including Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, Gertrude Stein, Margaret Anderson, George Borrow, prize fighters, and authors, etc. Additionally, this is the Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Anderson to his Mother-in-Law: "To Mother - Not only an appreciation but love. Sherwood." The printed dedication reads: "to Laura Lou Copenhaver in appreciation." Laura Lou Copenhaver was the mother of Anderson's fourth (and final) wife, Eleanor Copenhaver. Laid in is an envelope from Olivet College, on which Anderson has made a few notes, mostly just listing the names of authors in the book. Obviously a very scarce title, this is likely as good a copy as exists.