Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1875. Author's First Book. First Edition. [BAL 10529; Edel & Laurence A1]. Only about 1,500 copies were printed with some copies being bound as late as 1882 and some being sent to London for the
English edition. Earliest binding with "J.R. Osgood & Co." on the spine. 12mo., deep purple cloth, spine stamped in gilt; 496 pages. Item #56587
Good (little edgewear; hint of cracking to front hinge but text is clean & tight with one signature slightly sprung, but tight). Personal bookplate of Harvard-educated lawyer G. Philip Wardner and his wife, Mary R. Wardner, on the front pastedown).