Presentation copy: “To my dear Cousin Mrs Henry Mills (née Jefsy Gibson), with Kind Regards from the Editor, R. Chambers, Edin. Feb. 23rd, 1868.”
The first edition was published in 1843, according to the Preface, and this edition, revised and expanded, appeared 15 years later, i.e. 1858. Bearing in mind the inscription, this may be a re-issue of the 1858 edition.
2 vols, lge. 8vo, pp. xx, 812; xvi, 816, text illus., contemporary full calf gilt, gilt and blind roll-tooled cover borders, spines gilt with raised bands and red and green leather labels, a.e.g,