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London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co., 1896.
First edition. Octavo. xx, 459 pages. Heavily illustrated. Title page in red and black. Publisher's cream cloth boards with decorations in gilt, red, green, and blue, designed by William Harrison Cowlishaw (1870-1957), architect and calligrapher who also worked in plasterwork and pottery. One of only three stamped book covers designed by Cowlishaw (Haslamís Arts & Crafts Book Covers. Titles to front cover and spine, upper edge gilt. Boards lightly rubbed and soiled, small corner bumps, vertical cloth split along darkened spine, head and foot of spine bumped, small tears, rear joint starting; hinges cracked, free endpapers detached, pages lightly toned, few holograph pencil annotations, occasional foxing; otherwise in good condition. Quite scarce.
Price: $475.00 Item #2599