Longmans, Green & Co, 1894.
First edition. 321pp + 2pp ads. Yellow gilt illlustrated boards. A very good+/near fine copy. Light wear only to extremities & gilt. A couple of small marks to rear board & a tiny one to spine. Light dusting. Bright gilt. No inscriptions. Usual foxing to leaves. Small erasure mark to rear endpaper. Bookplate of Thomas Hutchinson with shelf number. Complete with a tipped in envelope hand written by Andrew Lang to Hutchinson dated 1895. An attractive copy.
Thomas Hutchinson 1856-1938 lived in Northumberland & was a published poet & a childrens book collector on an heroic scale; he had two library sales, one in Sothebys, 1905 & a three day sale held by Anderson & Garland of Newcastle in 1921. Hutchinson had constant correspondence with authors of the time and often tipped this into his books with associated contemporary author ephemera.