New York: H. R. Russell and Son, 1894. First edition. INSCRIBED TO THE ARTIST DANIEL BEARD. Large (18 x 12") oblong off-white beveled paper-covered boards with plain quarter linen spine. Author's Gibson Girl drawing on front cover in black. Wonderfully satirical drawings of love and life from ballroom to drawing room with pictures inspired by his wife and her four sisters from the prolific contributor to Life, Harper's Weekly, Scribners, et al. Inscribed, "To Dan Beard whose advice and friendship is of the greatest value to his friend C. D. Gibson, Dec. 1894." Beard was an illustrator, author, youth leader and social reformer of whom Gibson wrote, in a tribute appearing in Boy's Life ("My Friend Dan Beard," Feb. 1925), "He was the first professional artist I ever came in contact with, personally. That was nearly fifty years ago.... I am proud to have known him intimately all these years." Good copy with interior pages fine. Nice association.