New York / London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. First American Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Very Good. Item #00544051
Octavo, xxiv, 940, + pp. publisher's advertisements, with 2 frontispiece portraits and 188 illustrations plus 13 plates and 5 folding maps. Original decorated Dark grey blue cloth, gilt titles and white/grey decorated snow scene on front board. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Some edgewear to boards, especially at the corners, and moderate rubbing to the cloth in places; internally clean and bright, with some wear to three of the five foldout plates (mainly closed tears; panaroma foldout is almost separated at the fold). Overall a Very Good copy, hinges are intact and tights, and text block is fine.