Jessop, Ernest M. (illus).
London. Eyre & Spottiswoode. No date. Ca. 1880s.
First Edition. Folio hardcover book (approximately 15 x 11 inches) with beveled edges front and rear; chromolithographic illustrations throughout; 1.5 inch tiny scar to front cover; all pages loose in boards as the caoutchouc (adhesive) binding has (inevitably) failed. Title page, frontispiece and 18 text pages are bright and clean. Exceptional with this copy is the ORIGINAL PAPER WRAP. Although torn and discolored, this protective cover is not commonly found with copies of the book. Front of wrap lists title, author, illustrator, publisher and price: six shillings. Rear of wrap lists other titles by Ingoldsby as well as books illustrated by Jessop. Overall, a very nice copy of the book, bright and clean, with uncommon paper wrap. Item #51119