London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1880.
First edition. With 37 engravings. 1 vols. 8vo. Brick cloth, beveled boards, decorated in black and gilt. Extremites rubeed, hinges just starting; overall a bright copy Wolff 3854. Item #59537
Kingston (1814-1888) was a prolific author of juvenile novels (“On the Banks of the Amazon,” “In the Wilds of Africa,” etc.): “…in his day he was perhaps the most popular of juvenile writers.” — Kunitz & Haycraft. Interestingly, he also translated Jules Verne.