12mo, pp. [2, ads], [iv], 401,  + engraved frontispiece and additional title-page. Original purple cloth, black paper gilt labels to spine. Engravings somewhat foxed. Cloth a bit bubbled, spine lightly faded, labels a little worn. Booklabel of Wester Fordel to front pastedown.
The first of Marryat's novels not to have a naval setting, published as no. 64 in Bentley's Standard Novels series. The first edition had appeared as 3 volumes in 1836.