New York [London, printed] C. Scribner's sons, 1896.
Book — xv, 271 p. incl. illus., plates. 21 cm.
Preface.--The philosophy of rarity. [Rev. and enl. from "A discourse of rare books", in Macmillan's magazine, July, 1893]--A Gascon tragedy (14th cent.) [Episode from Froissart relating to Gaston III Phébus, comte de Foix]--A shelf of old story books.--The pirates' paradise (1740)--A medley of memoirs.--With Rabelais at Rome (1536)--The wit of history. [Based on article in Pall Mall magazine, Feb. 1895]--Index.