London & New York: Macmillan and Co., 1881. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #17356
Fiftieth Thousand and thus the second edition. Publisher's green cloth blocked in black and gilt, with the title on both spine and upper board, and the publisher's imprint and a floral device in gilt, a floral border in gilt on a black ground, and a floral device in black on the upper boards. Chocolate brown coated endpapers. Badly bound by the publisher--some inner signatures stand proud. Light wear to the spine tips and edges, some light rubbing, inner hinge split but firm, else a very good copy. With the reset chess diagram, replacing the Kings missing from the board since the 25th thousand. Very unusual in green cloth instead of the more typical red cloth. See Williams, Madan & Green , No. 84a.