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London: Macmillan & Co., 1898.. Distinctive green cloth, with overall decorative stamping in darker green, lettered in gilt. Extremities a bit rubbed, bookplate of collector Paul Lemperley and some relevant clippings inserted by him in back, else a fine copy, in a good example of the very scarce printed dust jacket (see below). Half morocco slipcase (a bit corner worn). First edition, first issue, of the author's fourth and best known book, distinguished by the presence of the original printed dust jacket. The jacket is somewhat tanned and worn, and was backed with tissue by Lemperly so it is somewhat rippled; there's a closed tear across the lower corner of the rear panel, and a large diagonal chip at the toe of the spine, affecting part of the price and a corner of the publisher's device. It is, nonetheless, not a jacket that is frequently seen. NCBEL IV:601.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
Last Found On: 2015-01-22           Check availability:      Biblio    


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