Boston: Small, Maynard and Co., . Boards. 8vo. 6.75"x4.5". Cloth spine with decorative paper-backed boards. Pastedown on front cover. Gilt top edge. Color frontispiece and several black and white illustrated plates throughout. Hand-pressed paper. 142 pp.
Edges rather worn. Discolorations on boards. Sticker residue on front free endpaper. Pasted-in frontispiece coming loose at one edge. Some chipping to pages at foreedge, particular p. 135. Tight and clean.
This is a scarce early edition of Chesterton's biography of Nell Gwyn, Restoration-era actress and mistress of King Charles II. Good. Item #1204