New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. First edition, second printing. Hardcover. 270pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Green cloth covered boards with gilt and black ink stamped lettering and decorative designs on the spine and front cover. Black endpapers. Good. The extremities are slightly abraded. The spine ends and corners of the covers are gently bumped. There is a previous owner's tiny bookplate on the verso of the front free endsheet. There is a contemporary owner's name on the top edge of the title page. The text block is cracked a couple of times. Tanned pages. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his bookplate on the verso of the front free endsheet. BAL 18874. Item #36768
This was Stockton's first novel for adults.