A First American Edition published in 1894 by the Century Co. The original green blind stamped cloth boards feature a gilt elephant and tiger to the front and rear. The boards show some wear with modest spotting both on the front and back ( please refer to photos). The book is slightly cocked, and the pages are uncut with top edge gilt. There is a spot on the front paste down and also on few pages. The Content page has a small tear. Black and white illustrations. 303pp.
An early collectible brown and tan edition with jacket published by Grosset in 1928. "Wtih" for "with" is on page 4, line 25. The jacket is worn with tears, the overlap has separated and there is old tape. Also, the top corner of the textblock has darkening and the extreme spine is slightly worn ( see photos). Sold as is.