London: Hamilton, Adams, and Company, (1883),
First Edition. small octavo, dark green cloth over bevelled boards stamped in gilt and black. A.e.g. 182, (2) pp. Hamilton, Adams, and Company, Item #32778
"For many years I have collected curious epitaphs, and in this volume I offer the result of my gleanings. An attempt is herein made to furnish a book, not compiled from previously published works, but a collection of curious inscriptions copied from gravestones." Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author to Professor Richardson and dated Mar 10, 1884." The original label used in mailing the book is mounted on the front endpaper and addressed in William Andres' hand to Prof. Richardson at Houghton Mifflin, Boston. That address is crossed out and Hanover, NH written in which is where Richardson was an English professor teaching at Dartmouth College. Two tiny rubber stamps on front free endpaper.