Black Bess; or, The Knight of the Road. A tale of the Good Old Times. FIRST EDITION. E. Harrison. (1866-68)
Illus.; some spotting and minor tears, pp. 431-32 detached and torn at edges, lacking pp.1103-04 at end of first volume, the text replaced in photocopy. Bound in 2 vols in contemp. half green calf; the first vol. rather rubbed with hinges splitting. Owner's signature of John Joyner, Eltham, 1869.
¶See Ono 675. This is the original issue of this massive serial in 254 pts and 2028pp. The plates advertised in the gutters are not present. The last two parts advertise the sequel, 'The Black Highwayman'. The Author's preface dated March 18th, 1868 is not present: Frank Jay states that it was at least partly written by John Frederick Smith, but this is no longer thought correct.