Allahabad / London: Published by Messrs. A. H. Wheeler & Co. / Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Ld., St. Dunstan's House Fetter Lane [from 1888], . Pictorial Wrappers. First English Edition (third overall) of this collection of short stories. Indian Railway Library Number 4. Demy 8vo (214 x 135mm): 96pp, with Indian title page. Publisher's grey-green illustrated paper wrappers (design re-engraved from the first Indian edition, with carriage umbrella tipped to left and several other modifications) printed in black, "Price One Shilling" top of front cover, back cover with vignette of lady's face partially covered by fan. Pages occasionally spotted, but a collectible copy of this fragile production, tightly bound in original wrappers and generally clean throughout. Richards A37. Stewart 48. Martindell 31 (misdated 1889). Livingston 39. Grolier 91. Near Fine+. Item #BB2578
First published in 1888, in Allahabad, collecting six stories, which originally appeared earlier that year in The Week's News. This edition published shortly thereafter and in the same graphic format, but, according to Stewart, with text revised. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).