London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1883 . [Castaway Adventure] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 15cm), pp.viii; 272 . With 48 engraved plates, including a frontispiece, by Benett and Méaulle. Recently re-cased as a 'tight back' in the publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles and gilt and black decoration to spine and upper. All edges gilt; new cream endpapers. Spotting and browning to first and final leaves; some light occasional spotting throughout, with some marks and blemishes. Strong tobacco scent. Surprisingly light wear to cloth; a little bumping to corners, and light sunning to spine. Very good. An American take on the 'Robinson Crusoe' castaway genre. Publisher's catalogue dated November 1882, but with 1883 to title page. Item #57363
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