Chapman & Hall. London. 1870.
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.8 inches). Bound from the original monthly parts, published between April and September 1870. Illustrated with a portrait frontis and 12 full page plates by S. L. Fildes. With 40 pp of publishers adverts at the back of the book, including their catalogue dated 1872. As copies of the parts were bound up at different times this is not unusual. Publishers dark green cloth binding with gilt and black lettering and decoration to the front board and spine, within two thin black ruled borders. Rear board with double blind ruled border lines. There is some foxing to the title page but overall text pages and illustrations clean and bright throughout. Binding a little rubbed to the extremities and front inner hinge neatly repaired but still a very good copy.