London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. [Strange Tale] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with p.vi misnumbered as 'ii', p.1 line 21; 'auctoineers' for 'auctioneers'. Advertisements dated 9/94. Octavo (19x 14cm), pp.viii; 343; ; 24 of advertisements. Sixteen full page illustrations by Arthur Layard, including a frontispiece. Publisher's slate cloth over bevelled boards, titled in gilt to spine and upper, coated black endpapers. Bookplate to pastedown, ownership inscription to reverse of flyleaf and to half title page, some light spotting throughout with a few page corners folded down. Light toning and spotting to edges. Cloth very lightly handled. An attractive copy. Very good. Fantasy tale from the popular Victorian writer of adventure novels set in locations considered exotic by readers in his native England. Item #59003
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