PYLE,HOWARD. HOWARD PYLE'S BOOK OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT compiled by Merle Johnson. NY: Harper & Brothers 1923 (1923 b-x). Large thick 4to (10 x 12 3/4"), cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, bottom margin of title wrinkled from bookplate on copyright page else a Fine bright copy with no edge wear and with the white spine clean and bright. LIMITED TO ONLY 50 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE COMPILER MERLE JOHNSON AND THE EDITOR FRANCIS J. DOWD. Stated 1st edition, illustrated with 22 beautiful tipped-in color plates plus a profusion of black and whites. This copy has a SPECIAL MOUNTED ILLUSTRATION OF A PIRATE BY PYLE HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED AND MADE AVAILABLE BY FRANK SCHOONOVER FOR THIS EDITION. This is a great copy of a rare Pyle book.