First edition, first printing, first issue with 2pp of ads at rear. 8vo. Publisher's red boards with gilt titles & elephant motif to front board. Topedge gilt. A very good+ copy with clean boards. No marks of note to boards & none of the usual darkening to spine & no nicking or splitting to cloth. Internally complete with no inscriptions. Foxing/tanning to endpaper & tissueguard. All plates present. Endpapers original and unsplit. An attractive copy.
Considered one of the author's greatest works and one of the finest novels of India and the British Empire.