Boston: Alfred Bartlett / (The Village Press), No-date [1905]. Second edition. But first edition to be printed by the Goudys at their Village Press. Preceded by the 1904 edition printed for Bartlett by Carl Rollins (at his press in Montague, MA) containing several mistakes that were corrected by the Goudys for this edition. (Both editions and a third in 1909 were unauthorized printings of Kipling's poem "The Gipsy Trail," which first appeared in Century Magazine in 1892.) One of 1,000 copies in the trade issue printed December 1905 (there were also 39 large paper issued under The Village Press imprint vs. Bartlett's). Binding is the same as the first though slightly larger. In addition to making corrections to the text, the Goudys added a credit to the frontispiece illustration by E. B. Bird, italicized "Boston" on the title page, and added their imprint, "Printed by Fred and Bertha Goudy at The Village Press in Hingham, Mass." to p.[14]. Livingston A200. Dark gray paper boards measuring approximately 4 x 4.75" with white label on front printed in black and red. This fragile book is near fine with small chip from head of spine. In the original glassine which is tattered, torn and split at spine but, remarkably, is still present. 4 x 2.75" card with "Alfred Bartlett/ 69, Cornhill, Boston, Mass.," in black on one side and Robert Louis Stevenson poem "Envoy" (though not titled) printed on the other side in what appears to be Engravers Old English or Goudy Text with ornamental initial "G" in red. Presumably printed by the Goudys though not marked as such (fine).
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