4to, pp. xv, [1 (blank)], 166, , [1 (blank)], [8 (publisher’s advertisements)], with 14 plates (of which the frontispiece and 7 others in colour); a very good copy in publisher’s brown pictorial cloth, printed in black, red, and brown, top-edge stained red, others uncut; front free endpaper inscribed ‘Mrs Harry Klonick'.
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