Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1870. 4+8 pp terminal ads, undated. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black.
First Edition of this schoolbook written by Trollope, issued as the fourth volume in the "Ancient Classics for English Readers" series. As Trollope explains: since this book was often reprinted without changing anything but the ad leaves, the vital characteristics of a true first edition is that the book include at least two leaves (four pages) of ads, and that nowhere in the book is there mention of any more than the three previously-published volumes in the series.
This copy has the standard four pages of ads, plus an additional eight pages of ads of Blackwood's educational works; both on the half-title verso, and in the ads, only the three earlier titles are cited. It is a very good-plus copy, with minor ruffling at the spine ends. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 35. Item #14851