James R. Osgood: Boston, 1881. Item #98-7181
Illustr by Walter Crane, oblong 8 x 11, cloth backed pict boards, aeg, 56 leaves printed on rectos only, covers very worn, creased and stained, spine ends heavily fraying, front hinge badly cracked and loose, contents finger soiled and worn, but still a complete volume of this elusive title. American edition, with facsimile of Walter Crane limitation page. The book is dedicated to Charles Darwin, of all people. . . I guess you have to read it to understand why.