Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885.
First American edition. Bound in publisher's blue-gray cloth over flexible boards decoratively stamped in black on the upper board with spine lettered in gilt. Near Fine with boards lightly splayed. Spine-toning, light spotting and light wear to cloth. Pages toned, endsheets offset and previous owner name to title page. Preceded by the fragile wrappered British edition. A novel unlike any other--a comical (albeit misogynistic) literary lesson in mathematics and a satire of Victorian society all rolled into one. Item #140941143