Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, New York, 1917. Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, New York, Red cloth over boards, gold lettering. (History Reviewed) This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
EXCERPT FROM AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
Author,s own words:
Excerpt from Austria-Hungary: The Polyglot Empire First, a disclaimer. This is not a mere war book. There have, if anything, been too many of these. All necessarily suffered from the deficiencies of war books. The material had been more or less hurriedly gathered; personal prejudices warped judgment; the view was restricted, and so were the sources of information on which it was based; lastly, haste was again the dominant feature in the final task of writing. The result was, perhaps, readable, but could scarcely be termed dependable. During the four years I resided in Austria - 1912 till a few months ago I - enjoyed full opportunities of studying land and people at close range. Trips to Hungary and to the Austrian provinces enabled me to supplement or revise this knowledge on important points. The war came. Again there was a total shifting of scene, a complete alteration in modes of thought and action, in aims confessed. I lived dose to these people, as one of themselves in most essentials; through trying days and weary months sharing with them the crust of bread as well as their joys and sorrows; looking into their hearts, hearing them speak and moan and weep. I saw some actual fighting. I witnessed some hunger riots. Very Good++ clean, text bright, no writing, yellowing, or labels, slight pulling of spine at top, few brown spots on very few pages, and one light spot on back cover, and top spine. / NO DJ. Item #686
Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, New York, 1917. Very Good++ clean, text bright, no writing, yellowing, or labels, slight pulling of spine at top, few brown spots on very few pages, and one light spot on back cover, and top spine. Red cloth over boards, gold lettering. No DJ
Archive.org and World Cat shows the oldest publication and it is this edition. Have not found a book on the market to do a good comparison, many new publications, 2010-16,18,19,etc.