London: William Heinemann, 1892. F. H. Townsend. First edition. Hardcover. 326; 16pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Orange cloth covered boards with a decorative gilt stamped title on the spine, and a brown ink stamped title with bird vignettes on the front cover. Top edge trimmed; other edges rough-trimmed. Good. The spine and covers have a general layer of mild soiling, and the cloth on the covers is rippled. Rubbed and bumped at the extremities. The hinges are going. The front free endsheet has a small blind stamp and a contemporary owner's name. The pages have episodic small light stains. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle. Item #37701
With 44 illustrations by F. H. Townsend. Humorous stories, some fantastic.