Cassell & Company Limited. London.,1897.
FIRST EDITION. 4to.(12.8 x 10.2 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with Etched frontis and over 200, mostly wood engraved, maps and views, some full page. A very good, bright and clean copy in the publishers original bevelled edged red, morocco grained, cloth binding. Gilt rules and lettering to front board and spine. Black endpapers. All edges gilt. A tight, firm copy without any of the usual cracking to the hinges found with this title, the result of the heavy coated paper used for printing. The spine is a little faded and the corners and edges of the cloth have some rubbing and wear but nothing serious. Three small splash marks to the bottom of the front board. Overall a very good copy of this attractive book.:.