Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1854. Hardcover. viii, 166p., hardbound in 7x4.5 inch cloth boards panelled in blind, spine titled gilt with blind decorations. A sound copy, but edgeworn: an eighth of an inch of top rim is gone with a little fray remaining, the tail crimped with fray, corner-tips show card, a small damp-stain is visible. Within, a final blank is roughly out, and free front endsheet and adjacent blank each bear small light smudges, find an ownership signature in old sepia nib which has offset onto the pastedown. More positively, hinges and textblock are unimpaired, paperstock is clean and free of foxing, quite a pleasant copy.
First issued in 1848.