London, Smithers [but the author], 1898. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. Inscribed comically by the author. The book was withdrawn due to threat of libel, and the title page subsequently replaced (the present copy has the Smither's title page having been rewritten by hand by the author). Page 80 has a newspaper clipping showing the apology with a few ms notes by the author. Some rubbing to the corners and edges. [10301, Hyraxia Books].