New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881.
First edition, second issue. 231 p. + 7 pages of ads at rear. Original blue cloth with gilt and black lettering and decorations, butterfly end papers. Illustrated. (The second of three issues, perhaps printings, as per Bibliography of American Literature. Corrected "presumptuous" instead of "presumptive" at bottom of page 9; no mention of this title in ads at rear.) Good condition hardcover. Unrestored. Clean, toned pages. Gilt strong. Split hinge at front and possible regluing to back paste down, a few binding splits throughout the text. A few very small stains in text. Cloth rubbed at edges, page block worn at edge toward front. Book needs to be handled carefully. Good condition overall. Item #140904096