Philadelphia: Wm. White Smith, 1855. Hardcover. 412pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Dark brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title and vignette on the spine, and embossed decorative designs on the covers. Fair only. The rear cover is wavy and damp stained. The extremities are gently rubbed. There are multiple small splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. Minor spine roll. There are a couple of brief pen notations on the front endsheet, and there are several small holes and tears in the front endsheet along the hinge. The pages are subtly rippled, and many have large moisture stains or large stains of foxing. The text block is cracked several times. Item #33942
With illustrations. Flake 383. Howes B321.