George Bell & Sons. London. 1901, 1901.
Reprint of the Second edition, revised and with new illustrations, originally published in 1898. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.3 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with dozens of full page and smaller illustrations in line. Attractive early leather binding by Riviere and Son for Henry Young and Sons of Liverpool. Full dark red morocco. Spine with raised bands, each decorated in gilt using heart and cross tools. Compartments with elaborate floral gilt design. Gilt double ruled borders with floral corner pieces and intermittent dots, all in gilt, to the inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some light foxing to a few pages but generally very good throughout. A split to the front outer hinge of the binding, the board still holding firm, but still overall a near very good copy in a beautiful early 20th century binding.