24mo, pp. 284 + engraved frontispiece and additional title-page. Original sheep, boards bordered with a gilt rule, spine divided by gilt rules, front board blocked with ‘Humourist’s Own Book’ inside a gilt frame. Foxed, some light soiling. Binding just a touch rubbed at extremities. Ownership inscriptions in pencil on the endpapers of Adah Bell, Clifton Haughs of Dexter, Michigan, Mary Knapp and Harry Darling, both of Cedar Falls, Iowa – though all of these in suspiciously similar hands – and pencilled ‘bons mots’ on the rear endpapers.