London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1876. [Historical Adventure] FIRST SEPARATE EDITION IN ENGLISH, first issue in soft covers. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 120 . With 14 engraved plates by Férat and Hildibrand, and a frontispiece portrait of the author by Bertrand. Publisher's grey pictorial card covers, priced at 1s. Heavy spotting to endpapers and facing leaves. Light spotting throughout. Heavy wear to cracked spine. Careful repairs to upper joint. Very good. A novella about a British ship running the blockade of Charleston harbour during the American Civil War, first published in English with 'A Floating City' in 1874, and appearing alone for the first time here. The publisher's catalogue dated January 1876 makes this the first issue, preceding the hard cover of the same year. Item #57449
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