San Francisco: Press of the Francis-Valentine Co. for Charles C. Hoag, 1898. Hardcover. 196p., b&w ads scattered throughout text; small hardbound item, gilt-titled white paper over boards backed by a wide dark-blue cloth spine, text printed smallpoint with glazed skyblue prefatory leaves bearing special ads in red and gold; 5x3.5 inches. A pretty good copy with these faults : a binder's error fastened ffep gutter to both casing and textblock (causing a tear and putting this free leaf at risk; rear hinge okay); cover somewhat handling-soiled; minor edgewear to margins of casebinding. In all other respects quite sound, and unmarked except for gilt-stamped cover ownership of one Lewis F. Byington (his family lists amongst "the socialites"). Fyi, the ads are pedestrian, though the terminal-endsheet corsets are necessarily breath-taking.