Hardcover, green cloth lettered in black. 219 pages. Short publisher’s catalog appended. First edition. Published anonymously in the columns of The ‘Academy’, this trade edition was published years later. No author attribution present, though Bennett’s name penciled in on title-page. An autobiographical account of Arnold’s early struggles and successes on his way to becoming an English literary giant. Small, neat previous owner’s name and date inside front cover. A sound, tight used copy. First and last leaves show heavy foxing and toning to margins, with mild foxing to bulked page edges. Still a good copy.