First edition, first printing. Publisher's original bevelled green cloth, decorated and with titles in black, white, red and gilt to the upper board and spine, in the rare original pictorial dustwrapper. All edges olive green. With 12 full page ink wash illustrations by Walter Paget. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the cloth fresh and bright. The contents with a small contemporary gift inscription in purple ink on the half title and a small patch of faint spotting to the black reverse of the frontispiece are otherwise clean throughout. Loosely laid in is the publisher's four page illustrated catalogue for other books by the author. Complete with the bright rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has several short closed tears and some mild associated creasing. A remarkable example, rarely, if ever encountered in the original dustwrapper.
Although dated 1898 on the title page, the book was actually published on 22 May 1897. A Tale of the Peninsular War. (Newbolt, 80.1)
Stock code: 19021