First Illustrated Trade Edition (after a limited edition). Octavo, original gilt decorated cloth, gilt top page edge, original illustrated dustjacket. Illustrated by B. West Clinedinst, with a few text drawings by C. D. Farrand. Best-selling novel of 1899. "The main appeal of the work seems to have been to businessmen, attracted by its approval of a much more relaxed code of business ethics then was presented in most novels of the time. Harum was an inveterate horse-trader and considered engaging in the dubious practices long associated with this activity as morally justified by the expectation that similar practices would be employed by his adversary." Very uncommon in original 19th Century dustjacket. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some nicking at top edge and flap corners.