May Wilson Preston. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1917). First edition. SIGNED BY LARDNER on half-title page, "Sincerely,/ Ring W. Lardner,/ September 24th 1918." Five short stories: "Carman," "Three Kings and a Pair," "Gullible’s Travels," "The Water Cure," and "Three Without, Doubled." Endpapers and frontispiece illustrations by May Wilson Preston. 8vo., dark blue cloth stamped in white on front and spine. Rubbing to few letters in publisher's name at base of spine and just a touch to few letters in title; subtle spotting to boards, most noticeably on rear one; scant foxing to page edges; otherwise very good or better, lacking the scarce dust jacket.