(circa 1882) · New York
A children's adventure book presented in an equally exciting, illustrated binding. W.H.G. Kingston was a prolific writer of 19th-century boys' adventure novels.
This children's book is illustrated in black and white with eight plates (including the frontispiece) by J.R. Wells and C.J. Staniland.
An early U.S. edition.
Binding: Publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering, gilt banner with relief lettering, and a reading boy stamped in black and faint yellow to spine. Gilt banner with blind lettering, and three boys listening to a story read by another boy, all stamped in black and faint yellow, on front board. Bound as above; extremities rubbed, spine slightly cocked. Remnants of removed bookplate on front pastedown, rear hinge tender with some exposed webbing, light foxing to front endpapers and title-page. (Inventory #: 37504)