Toronto: Adam, Stevenson & Co. 1872. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. 169pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles and black ink stamped designs on the front cover and spine, and blind stamped borders on the rear cover. Fair condition. The extremities are rubbed, darkened and mildly stained. There are small losses from the cloth at the ends of the spine. The losses are 1/2 of an inch wide by 1/4 of an inch deep. There are several small tears in the cloth along the joints. The spine is faded and has a slight slant. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. The text block is almost completely detached from the covers. The first 26 pages after the title page are completely detached, but present. The rear endsheet is cracked along the hinge. Tiny notation on the verso of the rear free endsheet. The pages are browned. Item #34099
Flake / Draper 955.