The Way of All Flesh, by Samuel Butler
Easton Press. Collector's Edition. Hardcover bound in full dark-green leather with raised bands on spine, 22kt gold gilt titles and handsome gilt decorations on boards and spine, moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in.
Very Good condition. Inside, slight fading around the edges of the moire silk front endpapers.
The Way of All Flesh is Samuel Butler's powerful semi-autobiographical novel that attacks Victorian hypocrisy. His criticism was so fierce that he didn't dare publish it during his lifetime - it was published in 1903, a year after his death.