Boston: Published by Thomas & Andrews, May, 1812. Two hardbound items handsomely preserved: viii, 872p., 832; three folded line maps in each volume, in original matching full polished-calf binding, 8.5x5.5 inches, red leather spine labels and rulings gilt. Expect these flaws: to v.I, mild general edgewear with a tear and small loss at the tail; boards rubbed, label mildly dim; volume number off-center (binder's carelessness); upper joint shows shallow partings but not a split; front hinge strengthened clumsily with old clear tape, accompanied by wear to ffep; pervasive foxing and toning of print-blocks, maps also foxed; ownership legend datelined 1866 on title page. Volume II is generally the same, with intact tail but shallow loss at head, and a two-inch dampstain to spine panel. On the plus side, both hinges are good (no taping, nor any need). All six maps (v.I: World, South and North America; v.II, Europe, Asia, Africa) are unmolested and square, and textblocks are tight and square. Both items open a little stiffly, good copies, lacking the atlas.