London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1940. First edition. Three essays: "Charles Dickens," "Boys' Weeklies," and the title essay which is on Henry Miller and some other authors. Near fine with spine ends just a little pushed and one small bump (base of spine (bottom right corner), tiny spot on front cover with surrounding area faintly rubbed; but internally fine with all pages and pastedowns and endpapers clean and bright. Small contemporaneous bookseller ticket to bottom inside corner rear pastedown (The Holliday Bookshop in New York). One of 1,000 copies printed, of which some were destroyed in a WWII air raid.