Davidson, John. A Full Account of the Wonderful Mission of Earl Lavender, which lasted one night and one day: with a History of the Pursuit of Earl Lavender and Lord Brumm, by Mrs. Scamler and Maud Emblem. With a Frontispiece by Aubrey Beardsley. London: Ward & Downey, 1895. First Edition.
Teal cloth with bright gilt titles, binding a bit faded, small nick rubbed through at the base of the spine. 5 1/2 x 8 inches, 290 clean pp., 2-pp. publisher's advert, lovely frontispiece, untrimmed page edges. With the purple (lavender!) end papers. Very good. Hardcover. 
"Following in the tradition of 'Don Quixote,' 'Earl Lavender' is the story of two impecunious gentlemen who run away from their conventional lives, style themselves 'Earl Lavender' and 'Lord Brumm', and set out to preach the new creed of Evolution. Their hilarious romp across London leads them to all sorts of strange adventures, such as a wild hansom cab chase, a sojourn among a subterranean society of flagellants, and the discovery of the evolutionary 'Missing Link'." - modern publisher's advert.