London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1863.
First edition, first printing. First issue with "L'Envoy" leaf present. Bound in publisher's original dark blue cloth stamped in gilt, brown coated endsheets. Good. Cloth worn at corners and spine ends, with frayed started at the rear joint. Cloth lightly rubbed, with front cover mottled. Front and rear inner hinges are exposed, leaving binding a bit tender. Pages toned. Effaced owner inscription still evident on half-title page. Kingsley quickly withdrew the first issue with the poem L'Envoi, leaving only several hundred copies being published as such. Uncommon in the original cloth. Laid in is a a short hand-written note signed by Kingsley. Item #140937876