8° (187 x 122mm). Advertisement leaves dated April 1885, endpapers with flower and leaf pattern (slight split to upper hinge.) Top edge uncut, in original green cloth with flower pattern in pink (extremities very lightly rubbed, small abrasion to lower cover). Green morocco-backed slipcase. Provenance: PRESENTATION COPY TO THE AUTHOR'S MOTHER, half-title inscribed 'The author to his mother Skerryvore. Bournemouth.' -- James F. Drake, Inc., New York (bookdealer's label) -- E. H. Mills (bookplate).
A FINE, INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. McKay 329.