I picked this up because I was in love with the Art Nouveau floral-themed cloth binding, but it turns out it is a First Edition from 1896. The top of the pages are gilt.
Soap Bubbles by Nordau
Published by F. Tennyson Neely, 1896.
A collection of short stories and sketches on themes as diverse as fox hunting; the siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War; and the qualities of step-mothers.
Nordau (1849-1923) was a physician and co-founder of the World Zionist Organization (with Theodor Herzl).
Dimensions: 4" x 6.5"