New York: Kraus Reprint Co, 1969. Octavo. Item #027820
The beautiful reprint volumes I (552 pages) and II (672 pages) each with an index showing the very frank way Henry Adams wrote to his friends. Whether it is about President Grant or social life in Boston, London and Paris, he describes the period with clarity. In Volume II, he fears that Roosevelt is not a Republican but a Democrat in sheep's clothing, thankfully, he has his reserves in gold so will weather whatever storm may arise. There is much in the two volumes that is not in his other major work The Education of Henry Adams. He reveals that with such fellow writers as John Lathrop Motley, Francis Parkman and Bancroft, a successful writer can make more money than most businesses. A fine set bound in dark blue cloth, spines lettered and ruled in silver.