Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
Jerome, Jerome K. , A. Frederics(illus.)
Place Published: Bristol
Publisher: J. W. Arrowsmith
Date Published: 1889
Edition: First edition, second state
Book Id: 41276
315pp. Octavo [19 cm] Green cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Additional titles from the publisher printed on the rear endsheet. The title, the author's name, a small vignette and square borders have been stamped in black ink on the front board. Good. The extremities are mildly darkened and rubbed. There are numerous small ripples in the cloth of the boards. The subtly faded spine has several tiny moisture stains, and there is a 2" split in the backstrip along the rear joint. There are several small losses from the cloth at the head of the spine, and the cloth at the foot of the spine has multiple short tears. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners of the covers, and the spine ends are bumped. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The rear free endsheet is darkened. The text block is cracked multiple times, however the book is still quite sturdy.
Illustrations by A. Frederics. This work, considered to be Jerome K. Jerome's greatest work, is the comedic account of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford.