Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Cassell & Company, Limited, c1888.
A Near Fine first edition in lightly sunned illustrated wrappers. In the rare, lightly chipped dust-jacket.
"I have called this work the best of Max O'Rell's books, and i think the reader will approve the judgment. Here, as in all that this author has written, there is a biting wit, which saturates the serious substance as good, sharp vinegar pervades a pickle; but here, as elsewhere, the main purpose is earnest, and the wit is but an aid to its accomplishment." - from the preface by George Cary Eggleston ; , vi, 172,  pages.