Scarce with the wrapper
Jerome, Jerome K. ~ Three Men In A Boat
Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, London : c1918
An early UK printing published by Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, London circa 1918. Although the publishing details state first published in 1889, I believe this to be a later edition published as part of the 'Arrowsmith's 1/3 Net Series'. There is a penned dated inscription to the half-title : 'Red X Hospital , 1918' which I think is very likely to be around the publication date of this edition. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread. Some toning and light spotting to the text-block. Toning to the page edges due to the quality of the paper stock used with some offsetting to the blank end-paper. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Some light age related markings. The original publisher's price has been overlaid with a revised publisher's price sticker (price 1/6 net) to the spine. The colourful illustration to the front panel (unattributed) remains very bright. The 'Arrowsmith 1/3 Net' series were issued with 'specially designed pictorial wrappers'. The wrapper looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. A handsome production and scarce with such attributes. At the time of listing, I can find no other such copies listed for sale worldwide.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++