New York: R. H. Russell, 1902. First edition, presumed trade issue without frontis or small "Finis" design [Gullans & Espey, 71B]. Selections from Longfellow's translation. Illustrated with 39 large and 4 small decorations by the Armstrong sisters -- Margaret, the esteemed designer and illustrator known for her Art Nouveau book covers, and Helen Maitland, the celebrated stain glass artist and illustrator. Quarto gray paper boards with paper label printed in reddish brown reproducing the title page design by Margaret to upper right corner; blank cream cloth spine and rear board. Good or better with scratch to front label, boards lightly soiled and stained, spine ends bumped and corners worn but interior bright and clean.