Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1906. Hardcover. xiii, 122p., hardbound first American edition, 7x4.5 inch green cloth boards ruled, titled, and with device in gold, top edge gilded, a handsome small production in the style of the Chicago's RR Donnelly press. Front joint has developed an inconspicuous half-inch split at the tail, and there are spine and back-cover nicks, an otherwise fresh-looking, sound clean copy. One of D'Annunzio's less influential fictional works: "Calm yourself. Calm yourself. The brutality of sex!" Author was the first "Duce," a Nietzsche in rhapsodic fiction, and influenced Mussolini.