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Book Condition: Very Good
, 252 & (4, ads) pages; Publisher's green cloth, decoratively lettered and ruled in gilt and black, chocolate brown endpapers. An excellent copy, with a minor bump to the lower corner and a half inch split along the cloth to the center of the rear gutter hinge. This is an early reprint, in the original format, of a book published in 1879. Date is approximate, it was issued before 1883, when George William Petter resigned from the firm (in a dispute over publishing fiction) and Cassell became simply "Cassell and Company, Ltd." on its title pages. The four page catalogue of publisher's ads at the rear of this copy also bears Petter's name in the partnership. With charming wood-engraved and line illustrations in b/w. Un-marked, but an early owner has tipped a nineteenth century newspaper clipping, a brief bookseller's catalogue entry, and another couple of loose clippings to the rear endpapers. A clean, pleasant copy.