First Edition. "In this volume of witty and provocative essays Hilaire Belloc devotes himself to a large variety of subjects which range from the Doomsday Book to fools and from the introduction of motor boats in Venice to the fame of authorship". Chapters include 'Dating' and 'Talking and Not Talking to People on Trains'. Scarce title to be found in original dustjacket. Near Fine but for cheap paper yellowing, in nearly Very Good fragile dustjacket, chipped at spine ends and flap corners, quarter sized chip at top front panel, tanning to spine.