London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883. [Strange Tale] THIRD UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 15cm), pp.xii; 246. With 44 engraved illustrations, including a frontispiece, by Jules Férat and Charles Barbant. Publiisher's green cloth with gilt titles and black decoration to spine and upper. Yellow-coated endpapers. Bookseller's label and another small note-label to front pastedown. 'Contents' leaves a little proud and browned. Some light spotting to first and final leaves. Light wear to cloth; only noticeably to head and tail of spine. A fresh, attractive copy. Near fine. The discovery of an apparent race of troglodytes holds up the development of a promising new vein at an old coal mine near Stirling, in Scotland. First published in English in 1877. Item #57362
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