London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1900. 8vo. [vi], 348 pp., plus 4 pages publisher’s advertisements. FIRST EDITION. Frontispiece. Rebound in red cloth, original upper cover laid down, sunned at spine and edges of lower cover. Ownership inscription to recto of frontispiece, small bookseller’s label to front paste-down. Item #12130
First edition of this collection of short stories. “It is difficult to make a volume of short stories homogeneous , but these have this in common, that they concern themselves with war and sport-a fact which may commend them to the temper of the times. Such as they are, I have chosen them as the fittest survivors out of the tales which I have written during the last six years.”.