Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Son, 1879. First edition. Hardcover. Beautifully bound by F. Bedford in full smooth mottled tan calf, the covers with multi-ruled gilt fillet lines at the borders with circular tools as corner-pieces, the spine richly gilt decorated in panels between gilt ruled and five raised bands. Red title label with gilt lettering and with gilt tooled corner-pieces, beautifully gilt tooled turn-ins and ruled board edges, marbled endpapers with the top edge gilt. Foredge is un cut.
8vo, 357 pp, (2pp) publishers ads. Fine copy with a little cracking of the outer hinge. Inserted after the half title is a publisher's note that reads: "The Manuscript of this Work was put into our hands towards the close of last year, but the publication has been delayed owing to the domestic affliction of the Author." (She passed away the following year in 1880). OCLC: 270786429 records 4 copies. Very good condition. Item #22607