8vo., pp. , 384, , with the usual cancels signed D8 and *U4 (the latter in its earlier state, paginated ‘226’ rather than ‘296’) and U5; a fine copy, in handsome contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco label.
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First edition, with twelve-line errata. Two thousand copies were printed as far as sheet S, when Strahan, sensing the demand, decided to increase the press run to 4000; the overrun sheets and a reprint of the earlier sheets were issued as the second edition, with six-line errata, often wrongly called the first edition, second issue because there is no edition statement on the title-page. Fleeman, II, 1206-7; Courtney & Nichol Smith, p. 122; Chapman & Hazen, p. 151; Rothschild 1256; Tinker 1357.
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