First printing. Contains 12 plates of the artist's etchings with notes on basic information. Compiled by The Crafton Collection. Introduction by Elizabeth Whitmore.
Seventy-five copies of the book, containing an original etching signed by the artist, have been printed on oland hand-made paper and bound in natural linen. --front matter
"Over twenty years ago Ernest D. Roth offered to the print-loving public his first impressions of Italy and the East. They were received with such immediate appreciation that in 1914, when we began our own modest collection, "a Roth" was already one of the desiderata. A glance at the catalogue of his work and the list of honors and responsibilities which have come to him shows how full the intervening years have been, and how just a claim he has to be considered one of the foremost living American etchers."--Introduction