Pagination: lxv, 277p. Publishers brown cloth, gilt portrait to cover with title, gilt title to spine, very minor edge wear, tiny chipping at head of spine, corners bumped, some minor rubbing to back cover, overall still excellent. Very little foxing, few pages with minor outer edge wear, no affect, overall excellent. An excellent example of the rare first edition. At time of description we locate no other first edition copies. Illustrations: Full illustrated throughout and with frontispiece portrait plate of author, and a following portrait of his wife, plus 73 full-page photograph b&w plates. [75 total].