London, Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, 1885. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A good copy. An early, and rare work of science fiction involving a pair of wings that can be strapped onto the shoulders, which the UK government then persuades the user to use to attack Ireland (Clute). Staining to the cloth, and bumping to the tips and corners. Spine toned and worn. Front hinge starting. A little shaken. Owner's inscription. [10565, Hyraxia Books].