(London and Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, [ca. 1880]). 184 x 127 mm. (7 1/4 x 5"). xx, 491, [1] (blank) pp.

Publisher's(?) red morocco, beveled boards, covers tooled in blind with additional gilt tooling on upper cover, raised bands, compartments with gilt tooling and lettering, all edges gilt. With steel engraved frontispiece, title vignette, and four plates. Front pastedown with plate of Blackheath and Greenwich Ladies College noting that the French Language Prize, presented to Edith Nicholson, Christmas 1880. Laid in program from a concert at the college dated December 18, 1880, listing Miss E. Nicholson as a soloist and member of a vocal trio. A hint of wear to the extremities, edges and a few leaves with a little foxing, otherwise excellent inside and out.

Pleasingly bound and containing a time honored work of literature, it is easy to see why this book was considered prize-worthy material. The young female pupil to whom it was presented evidentially looked after it very carefully.