Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888. First Edition. First Printing; Octavo (23cm); maroon V cloth, bevelled covers, top edge gilt, and stamped in gilt on the spine and front panel (Blanck's E binding); 140pp. + 1 page ad. One of about 1000 copies bound in hard bevelled covers, and one of two binding variants probably used for the standard trade edition of the book. Some trivial rubbing at the spine ends, small vintage booksellers label partially removed from rear pastedown, and a tiny abraded area near the upper edge of the rear panel; clean throughout and otherwise Near Fine, with the gilt bright and vibrant. An extremely attractive copy. BAL 21430.