London: Macmillan and Co., 1881. [Literature] FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, Hybrid issue. Two volumes, Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.265; 271. With a 24-page catalogue at the rear of volume II, dated January 1881. Publisher's blue-green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, coated brown endpapers. Contents clean. A used set with some shelfwear, egdes of boards rubbed, some wear to joints and corners, inner paper joints parted, 'Mudie' labels to upper covers, neat shelf number '692' to prelims. Remains presentable. A most unusual 'issue', recorded in the bibliography and consisting of the corrected (second) printing of the sheets in the first impression blue-green binding. Only 250 corrected sheets were published and should be bound in brown cloth with yellow endpapers and re-cut brasses to spine; we note two other copies of this 'hybrid', one at University of Texas (recorded by Edel and Laurence), and a copy sold at auction (Swann Galleries, 1989). Rare thus. Item #53196
Edel and Laurence [A15b].
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