New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1922.
First Edition. Hardcover. 10 1/2" X 8". 132pp. First English language edition. Presents nicely in protective archival sleeved dust jacket. Rather heavy wear to scarce dust jacket, with hard sunning and toning, 1 1/2" X 2" open tear to head of spine, and small tears to edges and extremities. Gray cloth over boards, with upper board and spine lettered in black with vignette of girl flanked by two soldiers stamped in black to upper board. Mild edgewear to binding,w ith bumping to corners and small wrinkle to cloth at upper board. Gift inscription to front free endpaper: "To Louise from Mother Wolf," dated Valentine's Day 1926. Bookseller's ticket of Beach's Bookshop in Indianapolis to rear pastedown. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very presentable first edition of the work of Nobel Prize-winning Swiss poet Carl Spitteler (1845–1924), the first of his work to appear in English, Two Little Misogynists is the semi-autobiographical childhood story of "two small boys who set off to school in company with a little girl--whom they profoundly despise. They are woman haters of the deepest dye. But little Gesima is a real little woman and the youngsters find it out" (front flap), translated into English by Mme la Vicomtesse de Roquette-Buisson, with illustrations throughout by Helene A. Carter. Very good / good. Item #7405