Hard Cover. New York: Neale Publishing Company, 1905. First Edition. Near Fine.
First edition, limited issue of 1000 copies signed by the author, this copy being unnumbered. Signed by limitation page. Publisher's dark vertically ribbed blue-gray cloth, lettered in gilt to front board and spine. A very good copy with some wear and a few bumps to extremities, faint brown stain to front board, small, faint dampstain to bottom edge of limitation page and last few signatures of the text block with some rippling to the paper, otherwise clean interior. This autobiographical work is Russell's depiction of ordinary life at the turn of the twentieth century. Intended to impart wisdom upon its readers, the book tells of lessons learned and obstacles overcome. Russell, a businessman and investor, describes his work in its mundanity and its difficulties, his marriage and the love he has for his wife and children, and other on-goings in his life. As Russell writes in his author's note, the book is written "To bear testimony to the love and devotion of a noble woman; to set straight before the world certain matters now misunderstood; to give evidence of the insincerity of friendship that comes to one in prosperity only to vanish in adversity; and also, in the hope that an appreciative public will buy the book."