FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, 8vo, xii, 185,  + frontispiece and 23 plates. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Corners and spine ends bumped. Front flyleaf inscribed ‘W.E. Ledge from the writer’, with an ALs tipped in from Bowles to Hodge dated 23.xii.24, giving him the book as a Christmas present.
One of Bowles's more specialist works, illustrated by himself; his earlier titles had been aimed at a more popular audience. We have been unable to identify the recipient of this copy, though the letter indicates reasonably close acquiantance.