Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930. 1st edition (Johnson/Blanck, p 447 [4th Edition]). 2 volumes. Black & white photographic frontis in Volume I. 9-5/8" x 6-5/8". Navy blue cloth bindings, gilt stamped lettering to spines. White printed paper DJs. Housed inside white paper-covered publisher's slipcase. Modest wear to binding (some age-toning and rubbing/scuffing). Dust jackets worn and rubbed, slightly sunned. A VG set in VG DJs. Slipcase splitting along a seam, a Good+ example. Item #2781.1
Archibald Butt was a military officer to both Presidents Taft and Roosevelt. After becoming quite disconcerted due to their rift, Butt went to Europe to regain emotional strength. On his way back to the United States, Butt lost his life in the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.