Macmillan and Co. London. 1863, 1863.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (8.1 x 6.4 inches). Second state, without with the L'Envoi poem leaf at the start of the book, which Kingsley had removed from all but the first few hundred copies issued. Two full page mono plates and 8 smaller engravings, one at the start of each chapter, by J. Noel Paton. Some occasional light foxing to a few pages, mostly to the margins. Finely bound in early twentieth century half tan calf leather binding by Riviere. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Tan cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. A little rubbing to the corners but overall a very good, highly attractive copy of this Victorian classic.