London. New York. Bombay.Longmans, Green, and Co. 1898. [vii], viii, [x], , 2-253pp. Original cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition with plain white endpapers. Light spotting to fore-edges and margins; else an excellent, tight copy.Whatmore [F.21] writes in his bibliography, notes 7b (Page 34), 'Scott refers to rare copies of the first edition with plain white endpapers': Whatmore had two copies of the first edition - both had patterned endpapers - and he had not seen a copy with plain white endpapers.