London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1893. [Castaway Adventure] EARLY CHEAP EDITION. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp.151 ; 142. With engraved plates by Benett, including a frontispiece. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and black decoration to spine and upper. Yellow-coated endpapers. Black ink ownership to fly-leaf. Upper hinge split, with evidence of an old repair. Quite heavily cocked, with some proud gatherings suggesting repairs. Light toning to title page, with occasional minor marks and blemishes throughout. Moderate rubbing to cloth, with some particular marks to lower board. Good. UK abridgement of 'A Two-Years' Vacation', first published in 1888 and translated into English by 1889, in which a troop of school-boys are stranded on a South Pacific island. Item #57364
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