London and New York: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1898. Stated Second Edition. 12mo. 7" x 4-1/2" Green cloth stamped in gold.192 pp. plus publisher's ad for Some Press Opinions of The Golden Age and printer's colophon. Two tiny points of foxing on title page, a bit of faint foxing on back endpapers. Cover not rubbed but there is a faint stain on spine, a little speck of white below title on spine. Small faint stain on back cover. There is a very small spot beneath the "h" in Grahame on the front cover. It looks to perhaps be a tiny hole burned by a spark or maybe an ash from a reader's pipe while he was enjoying the essay on Smoking! Overall a tight, clean very desirable copy. Item #239
On the verso of half title page is printed: "This Second Edition of 'Pagan Papers" - the First American one - is practically a re-issue, for the first time, of the English book, published at the end of 1893, and long out of print; less the 'Golden Age Stories, subsequently issued in another form." Contents: The Romance of the Road . . . .The Romance of the Rail . . . .Non Libri Sed Liberi . . . . Loafing . . . . Cheap Knowledge . . . .The Rural Pan . . . . .Marginalia . . . . .The Eternal Whither . . . . .Deus Terminus . . . .Of Smoking . . . . An Autumn Encounter . . . . The White Poppy . . . . A Bohemian in Exile . . . . Justifiable Homicide . . . . The Fairy Wicket . . . . Aboard the Galley . . . . The Lost Centaur . . . . Orion.