THE CARDINAL'S PAWN: How Florence Set, How Venice Checked, and How the Game Fell Out.
Edition: First US printing.
Chicago/ London: A.C. McClurg/ T. Fisher Unwin, 1910. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an historical romance set in Italy, and published as a title in Unwin's First Novel Library. Contemporary reviews were very complimentary with The Guardian mentioning Montgomery's great gifts and her promise and Punch stating that "there is no page in this enthralling book but glows with colour and is alive with the stir of adventure." 293 pp.
Condition: Fair condition only in red cloth with pasted on illustration on the front cover (missing frontispiece, soiling to pp 274-75, front hinge cracking, wear to covers)