London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1884.
Rare wrapper-bound issue predating publication of the first edition. Housed in a classic Zaehnsdorf binding, with immaculately detailed gilt-tooled edges.
Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841 - 1885): 'her strength lay in variety of character-drawing and in a realism of detail which informed it. Jackanapes and Daddy Darwin's Dovecot contain a whole gallery of real live people, such as exactly suited her chief illustrator, Caldecott.' (Darnton, pp. 284-85).
Octavo, finely bound in gilt-tooled blue morocco by Zaehnsdorf retaining original wrappers and terminal blanks, spine in raised bands, patterned endpapers, ; all edges gilt, boards a little rubbed, spine has browned, a near-fine copy.
Price (AUD): $375.00 other currencies