Published in 1895 by Downey, London, this the FIRST EDITION in this form. A sought-after autobiography of G L M Strauss, the man known as "the Old Bohemian", who helped found the Savage Club in 1857. This idiosyncratic book covers Strauss's action-packed life from his early student days - with episodes of duelling, wandering, ballooning and gambling, along with his witnessing of the Paris revolution of 1830, with gossipy asides on authors, actors and artists, as well as on love and suicide, the Austro-Russian campaign and, of course, observations on the Savage Club itself.
Hardback, in fair condition, red cloth boards very sun-faded in places, especially on spine, bindings firm, untrimmed pages clean. Owner annotation inside front end paper, 'F E Mann, 1905'.