London: George G. Harrap & Co., . Publisher's salesperson's sample copy (preceding the first edition). Large octavo (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 246 x 190 mm). Original gilt decorated black cloth. Original pictorial endpapers. Original color pictorial dust jacket, worn at spine extremities. Two full-page color plates with descriptive tissue guards and two full-page black and white illustrations. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket.
A great rarity. These were obviously produced in minimal quantity for the publisher's salesmen to solicit advance orders from bookshops. The 'list' of illustrations leaf states "[There will be Twelve Plates in Colour and about Twenty in Black and White, with a number of Drawings in the text.]" It also has a different Rackham design which actually appears in the printed book on page 83.
Not mentioned by Riall. (Item #3726)