Boston, MA: Little Brown & Company, 1891. Illustrated by L. J. Bridgman. Hard Cover. Fair / No Dustjacket. Item #029307
Paper over quarter cloth; 263pp. The pages of this copy are remarkably bright, clean except for prior owner's names at the reverse of the front free endpaper and reverse of the frontispiece; the frontispiece is detached and laid in, bearing some short, closed edge-tears (image not affected) but otherwise intact. The binding is relaxed, shaken at the front hinge, but generally square and secure; the boards show heavy rubbing and chipping at corners and edges, a line of stain at the lower front, a faint white spot at the upper front and another at the upper front foreedge, a tea-spot at the lower rear, and overall age-toning and handling smudges, yet it remains attractive and charming.