London and New York: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1898.
First edition. 118pp. + colophon. Original grayish wraps. Bodley Booklets Number Six. Good only with back wrap detached but present, creased front cover, chipping and loss to spine. Other than former owner's name (Hugh M. Tosh) and 1908 date written on front free endpaper, internally clean and bright. The rare first separate book publication of "Baron Corvo," AKA Frederick Rolfe, a remarkably "out" turn-of-the-century gay British author and eccentric whose unusual fiction has inspired a cultish following. Item #170922002