First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with illustration in black and titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. With 174 illustrations throughout the text by E. W. Kemble, the tissue guard to the frontispiece as called for. First state publisher's catalogue dated October 1884 at the rear. An excellent better than very good copy, the binding firm and the cloth clean, the spine a touch darkened but the gilt bright. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. The pages remain clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps and the hinges sound to both the front and rear. A very attractive example, in entirely original condition of this classic of American literature.
The first printing of this British first edition preceded the American publication by several months.
Stock code: 18496