Roderick Taliaferro: A Story of Maximillian's Empire
New York: Macmillan Company, 1903. 482 pages. B/W illustrations by Seymour M. Stone. Cook (1873-1924) founded the Provincetown Players on Cape Cod in 1915, considered the first American theatre company. Previously, he taught creative writing at University of Iowa from 1896-1899, perhaps the first such course ever offered. ISBN: B00069Y1YQ.
Inscribed by the author on half-title page: "Dear Mr. W. Russell Cole:- I appreciate your kindness in wanting to see my crabbed characters on this fly-leaf, and sign myself, Yours cordially, George C. Cook." First edition (first printing). A very good copy in decorated green cloth covers with decorations in dark green and lettering in gilt. Mild edge wear. Dark spot on right front cover edge. No dust jacket.