8vo, pp. vi, , [1 (blank)], 299, , 311-330, [2 (blank)]; title foxed, otherwise a very good copy; publisher’s green pictorial pebble-grained cloth blocked in blind and gilt, edges gilt; lightly rubbed at extremities, minor splits to hinges, front free endpaper removed; inscribed by R.D. Alexander, November 1868, subsequent gift inscription from the same to J.M. Ricketts, dated 1869.
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