1876. London: John Camden Hotten, 1861.
12mo, 332, [8, ads]pp., frontis and 3 plates by Cruikshank. Original embossed blue cloth, gilt. Gilt on spine faded, very good.
§ First edition. Cohn 166. David Mason noted of his copy: "Dudley Costello [1803-1865] English journalist and traveler. After leaving Sandhurst, Costello was stationed with his regiment in India, North America and the West Indies. He left the army and went to Paris where he eventually worked with his sister copying illuminated manuscripts for the Bibliotheque Royale. Their work was largely responsible in the revived interest in illuminated work during this period. He returned to London where he served as foreign correspondent for the "Morning Herald" and "Daily News" and contributed to several periodicals. The author of several travel books, he also did the above, an interesting work dealing with the elements of the supernatural found in various places he traveled and the history of various legends and mythological creatures." Item #124280