TALES; TOLD BY AN IDIOT, AND SIGNIFYING NOTHING.
1911. No publisher or printer. [vi], 101pages. Illustrated with a decorative title and 2 loosely laid in watercolours. Bound in full calf gilt by Roger De Coverly & Sons. All edges gilt. 217 x 186 mm. The book contains three stories for children: ‘The Story of Billy Ruffian and Papa; The Fairy Key Being a few additional fragments concerning the real Bluebeard; The Story of Miss Pearks and the Victoria Cross Man. Spine cracking but firm; some foxing on front endpapers; very good. The first two stories are signed off with the initials J. S. We can find no trace of this book anywhere. It was obviously published privately, probably in a few copies for distribution amongst family and friends.