456 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, ribbon bookmark. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A tale of treachery, vengeance, love and self-sacrifice set during the Reign of Terror in revolutionary France - "It was the best ot times, it was the worst of times, - ". Light browning to fore-edge and bottom edge of text block, light edge wear - more at corners, slight fading to spine colour.