Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1918). First edition. The briefest of brief TYPED LETTERS SIGNED on letterhead of Chicago Tribune where he worked for years, dated August 30th (no year) "Dear Mr. Hanson:- Sure. Ring W. Lardner." First issue without the poem by H. H. Howland on page 6. Green cloth boards with cover design on paper pasted to front board. The book is very good to fine with minor wear, in dust jacket showing wear and tiny chipping on corners and spine ends.