Red cloth gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 9 other plates. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; spine slightly darkened; slight rubbing to edges and spine ends nicely touched up; very small worn spot to rear joint; page edges yellowed, top edges dulled; yellowing to page edges and endpapers; foxing to the tissue guards; VG clean and unworn copy otherwise of this beloved novel, which many consider his greatest work. Stewart 254. The US edition preceded slightly.