Description: 8vo (203 x 138mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with p.96 misnumbered as "69"), PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO THE AUTHOR'S SON ("To | Paul Bland | from his mother. | Nov 11. 1905") on front free endpaper, half-title, frontispiece, pictorial title and 20 plates by Charles E. Brock and H.R. Millar, 9pp. publisher's adverts at end, some leaves unopened, original crimson cloth pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, DUST-JACKET, binding a little faded along upper edge, a few pages with small chips at edges, dust-jacket worn at extremities and partially split between spine and lower panel, one spot of soling to spine of jacket, head of spine with tape repairs to verso
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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