THOMAS WINGFOLD, CURATE
Edition: First Canadian issue
Toronto: Copp, Clark & Co, 1876. Octavo, original pebble grain bevel edge cloth decorated in black to sides, decorated in black and gilt and gilt lettered to spine, brown endpapers. pp , (2, half-title), vi, 666, (4, ads), . Spine very lightly sunned, with gilt lettering dulled, nicks at ends; screases to front free endpaper through to title leaf; lacking most of terminal blank leaf at rear; minor foxing/light soiling to a few leaves front and rear; corner crease to one leaf in middle; 1876 pencil name at front; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, neither hinges nor joints cracked. Made from sheets of the NY: Routledge, 1875, US first edition, with US ads at rear which advertise a number of MacDonald titles, but not this one. The British edition was also published in 1876, but in a three volume format. This Canadian issue is very scarce. AMICUS locates only two copies (UT, LAC).