London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1873. Small octavo, contemporary half calf gilt with green spine label, patterned cloth boards. Paper repair to half-title, early owner signature. Light scattered foxing, corners slightly bumped. Item #10084
Early one-volume edition of the hugely popular novel of suspense, "the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve," best remembered for the flamboyant villain Count Fosco, a brilliant, obese figure crawling with pet mice. A very good copy of a Victorian classic, handsomely bound by Birdsall.