New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921.
Hard Cover. First Edition. Signed. 8vo.; in the publisher’s black cloth with titling in orange and a rule to the perimeter of the upper board; [viii], , 3-359 pages; with an inscription in Mr. Benet’s hand: “With neighborly regards | from Stephen Vincent Benet | June 22, 1922 | To. Mrs. L. A. Scott”; in addition there is a rather charming “stand-up” Christmas card from Frances Rose Benet inscribed to “Natalie, her old friend”.~~“The Beginning of Wisdom” is an autobiographical novel, and the first novel penned by Mr. Benet; it was published shortly after his graduation from Yale.~.
Very Good binding.