Terminus ad quem for imprint date from ms. gift inscription dated "Xmas 1891" on front free endpaper. Plates (each signed "Dalziel sc."): The cave (opp. p. 38) ; All entering the boat, they pushed forward down the river (opp. p. 61) ; He was comforted by seeing Jack bending over the prostrate figure of a man (opp. p. 78) ; The sledge (opp. p. 136) ; The triumphal procession (opp. p. 183) ; Jack's adventure (opp. p. 192) ; The mule in a moment was over the edge (opp. p. 268) ; Charles and Tom brought the senseless figure of the stranger to Almagro's hut (opp. p. 304). List of the author's works within single-ruled border on verso of title leaf.
Presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Caroline F. Schimmel. Schimmel Collection copy has dated 20th-century ms. gift inscription ("Derby[?] from Aunt Nelly - Xmas 1891 -") on front free endpaper; stamp ("LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO") on front pastedown; stamp of the same institution ("tHE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA") on head edge; bookseller's label ("W.B. CLARKE & CO. ... BOSTON.") on verso of back free endpaper. Schimmel Collection copy bound in dark blue illustrated publisher's cloth; left board has title in black on gilt background on upper portion, spray of flowers and leaves in blue, green and yellow on central portion, extending behind title, and illustration in green, blue, and brown with gilt figures of three boys in a rowboat, 1 rowing and 2 reading, on lower portion; right board has decorative blind-stamped border at head and foot and central round blind stamp with publisher's name and monogram; title and author's name in black on black-bordered gilt background at head of spine; publisher's name in blue on black-bordered gilt-background at head of spine; four-color spine illustration (blue, green, yellow and brown) of a spray of flowers and leaves; yellow endpapers. Schimmel Collection copy: plate opp. p. 38 ("The cave") detached from spine.