London: Saunders and Otley, 1859.
First edition. xiv, [ii], 213,  pp.; lithographed portrait frontispiece and 14 plates, 2 maps. Saville and Edwards, Printers. 8vo 9-1/2 x 6 inches (24 x 15 cm). Inscribed. A finely bound presentation copy to Major General Pierrepont and Harriet Mundy dated January 1859, the volume finely bound by Charles Lewis, South Molton Street (with his stamp on the verso of the front free endpaper) in red velvet with a mounted brass brass centerpiece with a Royal Navy motif, monogrammed corner mountings (PM HG) and clasps, the edges finely gauffered, velvet turn-ins with watered silk doublures and endleaves Item #320412
A few spots to endleaves, some minor spotting and thumbsoiling but quite clean overall, the joints and hinges repaired at an early date, the velvet rubbed thin at places.
An especially finely bound presentation copy of this uncommon narrative, gifted to Pierrepont Mundy, the noted English cricketer and military man who also served in India.
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