Edition: First printing.
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1910. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nine essays, all with a significant leavening of humor. In addition to the title articles, this includes essays titled the hundred worst books, the convention of books, in praise of politicians, my missionary life in Persia, the colonel in the theological seminary, the merry devil of education and more. 278 pp.
Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering (rubbing to the lettering on the spine, a humorous quote on the front endpaper, a few pages carelessly opened with small chips to the margins, but otherwise sturdily bound, and an attractive tight and straight copy.)