(London): The Daily Telegraph, et al and Hodder & Stoughton, (1914). First edition. Hardcover. Quarto, original cream cloth with title and cover ornament stamped in dark green; 188 pp., many tipped-in color plates, several monochrome page plates. Light spotting to edges, else fine in dustjacket with overall light brown toning, some mottling to rear jacket panel, light edgewear. Near fine / very good. Item #21224
More than 250 scholars, writers, political figures, scientists, artists, illustrators, et al, contributed to this published to benefit the Belgian people, recently overrun by the overwhelming force of the German army. Contributors include Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, Edith Wharton, Jack London, both Winston Churchills, Aga Khan, Claude Debussy, Rudyard Kipling, Fridtjof Nansen, Maxfield Parrish, Claude Monet . . . This copy signed on the front free endpaper by Becky London, daughter of Jack London.