Washington DC: James J. Chapman, 1899. First Edition. Small, slim 12mo (14.75cm.); publisher's grey cloth, upper cover lettered in red; 88pp. Boards a bit rubbed with smallish losses to bottom corners, minor soil, spine slightly cocked, else Near Very Good and sound. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper "Mr Noble E. Dawson / with the compliments of / James Edgar Smith / Nov 28th, 1899." Dawson, a Union Army veteran of the Civil War, would later work as private secretary to his friend Ulysses S. Grant.