Copyright date is 1883, first edition, first printing. Illustrated by the Author. Green cover over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and the spine. Tinted all page edges, no tears [sheet covering the home illustration has a corner torn] or bent pages nor any writing, A Christmas presentation on an inserted page pre tittle page. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe are minor. light wear to the groove. NO DUST JACKET. Illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure.