FRIVOLITIES ESPECIALLY ADDRESSED TO THOSE WHO ARE TIRED OF BEING SERIOUS. London: James Bowden, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-336 + undated 16-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in red, black, white and gold, spine panel stamped in black and gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing. A collection of short fiction, at least half of which are crime stories. Hubin (1994), p. 554. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, spine panel darkened, cloth spotted, tanned, and dust soiled, hairline crack along inner rear hinge, still a sound, good copy. The first printing is uncommon. (#156901).
No statement of printing. The second printing is marked "SECOND EDITION" on the title page.