Octavo, blue cloth, title, facsimile signature and vignette blocked inn gilt on front, titles in gilt across spine, rubbing and splits to spine extremities, black end papers, browning to untrimmed edges, illustrated by the author with frontis piece portrait from a photograph by Barrauds, viii, 471 pages 4 pages of publishers list. " Largely autobiographical, novel that describes the lives of two bosom friends, Barty Josselin and Robert Maurice, starting from their school days in Paris in the 1850s. Written in long descriptive passages with very little dialogue and many digressions." [QP]. Bookseller Inventory 002096.