New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1876. Illustrated. Leather bound. 743pp. Small quarto [25 cm] Blue leather with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and elaborate gilt stamped decorative designs and vignettes on the spine and front cover. Gilt rolled edges. All edges gilt. Marbled endsheets. Good. The covers are rubbed. The underlying boards are just beginning to peek through at the corners. The corners are gently bumped. There is a two inch crack in the front joint at the foot of the spine. There is a contemporary owner's inscription on the front flyleaf. The text block is cracked at the title page. The bottom edges of the pages have small light moisture stains near the inside margins, more so throughout the first half of the text. Item #24206
From the Introduction- "If my readers derive from the scenes which I have here described a tithe of the pleasure which they afforded me in seeing, they will be highly gratified, and I am amply rewarded." A very attractive binding.