New York: B.W. Huebsch and The Viking Press, 1925. First Edition. Very humorously INSCRIBED by co-author Joseph Freeman to Rex Stout and his wife on the front endpaper, with a drawing of a naked man and woman embracing: "For Rex and Fay / Casanova's Homecoming; or, The Technique of Peaceful Economic Penetration / see p. 28 / With best wishes / Joseph Freeman." Turning to page 28, one can read about successful economic penetration, though it is much less interesting than the kind Mr. Freeman suggests in his drawing.
Among the earliest titles published by the Viking Press, issued in their first year of existence, one of a handful of jointly-published books with B.W. Huebsch.
Near Fine lacking the rare dust jacket. Attractive octagonal bookplate on the front pastedown, small numeric ink notation to same, at the top left corner.