London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1876. [Historical Adventure] FIRST SEPARATE EDITION IN ENGLISH, second issue in hard covers. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 120 . With 14 engraved plates by Férat and Hildibrand, and a frontispiece portrait of the author by Bertrand. Publisher's puce cloth with gilt titles and black decoration to spine and upper. All edges gilt; yellow-coated endpapers. Black ink ownership to verso of fly-leaf. Quite heavily shaken. Moderate wear to cloth; corners bumped and spine a little toned. Very good. A novella about a British ship running the blockade of Charleston harbour during the American Civil War, first published in English with 'A Floating City' in 1874, and appearing alone for the first time here. Item #57401
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