London: Heinemann, 1923. First Edition. One of 380 numbered copies signed by Beerbohm, of which only 350 were for sale. With an additional signed color plate inside the back cover. A very entertaining book of caricatures of prominent people of his time: Wells, Huxley, Kipling, Strachey, plus numerous satirical contructs: The Beneficent Despot; Communist Sunday School, etc. A vivid companion for studies of the politics and personalities from 1870 to the 1920's. The Incomparable Max is in some ways a precursor of Tom Wolfe. Large 4to cream-colored gilt-stamped boards, all pages gilt-edged. Aside from light bumping to top corners, a near-fine copy (light toning to front cover and to right margin of print), lacking the original jacket. Bookplate & shop sticker.
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