London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1870. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition. Item #019650
xxiv, 319 pages of text. First state binding: Original beveled black cloth binding with red decorations and gilt lettering. The boards are worn and rubbed, with some restoration attempt including imperfect recoloring to the spine and affecting the inner hinges. Protected in archival mylar. Numerous pages have tiny or small stains, minor soiling, small spots of foxing, with a few pages creased or wrinkled on the corner. Contains thirty-three black-and-white illustrations by Ernest Griset. Previous owner's name neatly on the front endpaper. First edition, first state.