London: Field & Tuer; The Leadenhall Press, 1885.
First edition. Publisher's original full stiff vellum with gilt pictorial lettering and device, gilt lettering on spine. One of 100 copies, signed in ink by the publishers, this copy #12. All edges rough, with cloth pockets as issued (labelled "Baccy"; "Fysshe Tales I believe" --a very small pocket, this one; "Fysshe Tales I don't believe"--much larger; and others). With the very popular Crawhall wonderful hand-colored woodcuts in chapbook style, followed by 24 ff. headed "Fysshe Stories" (to be completed by the recipient, though not filled in here). Some soiling and foxing to spine, lacking ribbon tie. The Dean Sage Copy (noted collector and sportsman), with his bookplate at the foot of the title. . One of Crawhall's finest efforts.
Price: $1,650.00 Item #4371