London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1899. Hardcover. Translation by Alice Lucas. Illustrations by Thomas, Charles and William Robinson. Small 8vo. Pictorial green paper over boards. xiv, 539pp. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece, full-page line drawings, pictorial endpapers, sewn-in red satin page marker. Very good. Binding a bit edgeworn and faintly rubbed, though text block tight and near fine; pictorial endpapers lightly age toned; ownership signature on title page verso. Item #46256
A tight and quite attractive first of this edition, featuring illustrations by the three incredible British brothers who were all prolific illustrators. Reprinted many times for decades, this is its first appearance in this rather delicate (pictorial paper over boards) format -- scarce.