First edition. The book is reasonably firmly bound in clean red cloth lettered in gilt, the spine is slightly faded and the extremities are a little bumped and rubbed. The text block is slightly toned, foxed and dusty. A youthful, improbably named, agony column obsessed clerk inherits a fortune and realises his dream of unravelling the mysteries of said agony column and thereby assisting humanity. An irreverent, humorous and highly entertaining collection of stories, particularly ‘The Quest of the Obese Gentleman’.