Chicago: Knight & Leonard, 1876. Tenth edition. Hardcover. 608 pp. Octavo [23.5 cm]; full blue cloth covered boards with title stamped in gilt on the spine, and embossed decorative borders on the covers. The spine and boards are bumped, rubbed, and stained, with the underlying boards exposed occasionally along the edges. Front hinge starting to crack. The front pastedown has a former owner's bookplate and a bookseller's small label. Pages tanned. Still solid, clean througout the text. Good +. Item #33354
Illustrated. From the preface: "Agreeably to original promise, 'the book is adapted to the plainest reader; one that the owner will take home and read in his domestic circle, and afterwards lend to his neighbors to read; equally a reference book to the student, and a hand-book to the traveller; large enough to embrace so great a subject, yet no effort has been spared to compress the information.'"