Foreword by Michael Sadleir.London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot Ltd, 1927 Stock Code: 144260
First edition thus, number 173 of 530 copies. "The eleven sketches which compose this volume appeared at intervals in the Pall Mall Gazette from July 10th to September 7th, 1880: they have never been reprinted till their present first publication in book form".
Octavo. Original red quarter cloth, spine lettered in gilt, marbled sides.
Inscription dated 1944 to each pastedown; lengthy pencilled presentation inscription dated 1990 to front free endpaper. Light spotting to top edge and bowing to covers, else a near-fine copy.
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