An extensive tour through the state of bachelorhood (a neighbor to the state of matrimony, but generally thought of as greener and lusher) surveys not only the known areas but pioneers into . A vintage bachelor himself, the author is knowledgeable about the periods of danger when a bachelor is liable to lose his status, offers a detailed picture of the wife he never had and the habits of the ""most underprivileged, fastest growing, minority"". He is most instructive on the subject of expectant hostesses, providing many valuable do and do not ideas; he is vigilant against entangling alliances; cherishes and protects his state against all criticism. Members of this state will be of their champion, those foreign to it will be wiser and more understanding after studying this. Illustrated by Robert Day.