London, Strahan, 1868-1870. First edition, first impression. Hardbacks. Two volumes, comprising 1869 [Nov 1st 1868 to Oct 1st 1869] and 1870 [Nov 1st 1869 to Oct 1st 1870] [Includes The Amalgamated Robin Redbreasts appended at the end and dated Dec 25th 1869]. Contains the first appearance of MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind, spread over the two years and preceding the book publication of 1871. Quite uncommon, only one copy at auction in 1973. Profusely illustrated and in excellent condition internally. Half-bound in leather with marbled boards. The edges and corners are a little scuffed and chipped. An excellent book. [9189, Hyraxia Books].