New York: Mason Brothers, 1859. xv, 520p., tissue-guarded frontis steel engraving (a portrait of Rodolph of Hapsburgh), first edition brown cloth panelled in blind and lettered in copper leaf. Engraving has offset to several adjacent leaves to rather pleasing effect on the title page. Quite edgeworn, with cardstock showing at the extremities, lettering barely legible, and several signatures are starting to start. A handlable clean copy otherwise, hinges quite sound. Monarchies of continental Europe.