San Francisco: A. Roman & Company, 1863. Hardcover. xvi, 464p., first edition in 8x5.5 inch diced brown cloth boards. Top and tail rims are frayed with short tears, and one corner-tip shows card and frayed cloth; also, the entire spine panel is sunned, evenly, with near-total dimming of titling. These serious flaws aside, there is a small old bookplate belonging to a private collection, and top edge has acquired dust. On the plus side, while item's original endsheets are a little discolored they are in very good shape, hinges are quite sound, textblock is square and firm, a good (well, good-only) copy.