On the front free endpaper, Mr. Newton offers the following to an unknown recipient:
It's a great game.
If you don't believe it,
read and be convinced.
A. Edward Newton
Nov. 20, 1928
Geoffrey D. Smith (Professor and Head, Rare Books and Manuscripts, The Ohio State University Libraries) has written an informative article about Newton and his collection for the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS).
Any bibliophile will enjoy perusing FABS' list of member clubs and linking to their sites. Plan to spend a little time there.