London: Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, no date [circa 1887]. [Science Fiction] DELUXE EDITION. Octavo (19 x 15cm), pp.viii; 303 . With 112 engraved plates, including a frontispiece, by Riou and Hildibrand. Re-cased in the original publisher's deluxe green cloth with gilt titles and black decoration to spine and upper. All edges gilt. Spotting to replacement endpapers; some small evidence of worming to hinges (not affecting text). Occasional archival tape repairs to guttering. Strong tobacco scent. Fairly light wear to cloth; more-so to toned spine. Very good. A presentable copy in the same format as the UK first edition of 1873. The final title in the publisher's catalogue at rear is 'The North Against the South' (1887). Item #57365
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