London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1897. First Thus. First edition with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Publisher's lavender-gray cloth, front cover with small blind-stamped device, lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, dark gray-blue coated end-papers. Octavo 7 9/16 x 5 1/8 inches; 193 x 130 mm.). Collating viii, 342, [2, advertisements]. Twelve half-tone plates (including frontispiece). A near fine copy.
Acclaimed by The Observer that year as being "amongst the cleverest and most interesting of recent novels." Hugh Stowell Scott (1862-1903), the author, was a prominent English novelist who used the pseudonym Henry Seton Merriman. The Grey Lady was first published in 1895 without illustrations. (Item #3759)