San Francisco: William Doxey, 1897.
First edition. Book II, No's 13-24. Original publisher's pictorial brown buckram cloth. William Heinemann's Copy, famed publisher (1863-1920), inscribed by William Doxey on the front pastedown: W. Heinemann, Compliments of Publisher [underlined]. Heinemann took a job with the music publishing company of Nicolas Tr¸bner. When Tr¸bner died in 1884, Heinemann founded his own publishing house in Covent Garden in 1890. The company published many translations of the classics in Great Britain as well as publishing such authors as H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling and Sylvia Plath. Paper at front hinge cracked, some cracking of brittle paper, covers discolored in a few small areas, overall very good copy of a wonderful Association Copy.
Price: $450.00 Item #4893