Melbourne, George Robertson, 1872.
Small octavo, iv, 211 pages.
Gilt- and black-decorated brown cloth; extremities and hinges a little rubbed and worn (at a few high spots along the hinges); small closed irregular tear to the cloth on the rear board; scattered light foxing and trifling signs of use; a decent copy.
On the front flyleaf is a gift inscription from Albert Gard to his father, Melbourne, 9 May 1872. The author, a medical practitioner, records a discussion on the preservation of human bodies in the six-page preface to this 'quaint novel'; the only other publications attributed to him are two 1871 works printed in phonography (Morris Miller).