Longmans, Green and co. London. 1889.
THIRD EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5.6 inches). Frontis and ten full page mono plates, plus 52 smaller engravings throughout the text. A few pages with marks and spots but overall a very good copy in a fine early full leather binding, by Sotheran & Co, of full burgundy Morocco. Spine with raised bands, each ruled in gilt. The compartments fully decorated and lettered in gilt. Decorative and ruled gilt borders to the boards. Decorative gilt roll to board edges and inner dentelles. Attractive floral gold and green endpapers. All edges gilt. Blue silk page marker. Some rubbing to edges but overall a very good copy. ---- Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown endpaper - A. E. Ledger Hill, perhaps a relative of the late nineteenth century Hampshire and England Cricketer A. J. Ledger Hill.