London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #20931
304pp + 16 pages of publisher's advertisements in the back dated mdcccxcvii. Full black morocco with four raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, blue endpapers. Light toning to text block, a hint of foxing to half-title page, tiny tear to corner of the first page of the advertisements and minuscule scrape to spine. A near fine copy. Basis for the 1953 Byron Haskin movie and the 2005 Steven Spielberg movie as well as a plethora of radio and TV adaptations. Wells 14. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 205. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder, 1981, 1-173.; Octavo.