New York: Leavitt and Allen, 1854. Leather bound. 310pp. Quarto [25.5 cm] Original brown leather with ornate gilt stamping and embossed designs. All edges gilt. Pale yellow endpapers. Very good. Gently rubbed at the extremities. The endpapers are a bit discolored, and there is a prior owner's label on the front pastedown. There is a 1 and 1/2" crack along the top edge of the front free endsheet along the hinge, and the hinge is a little weak. There are small losses from a couple of the tissue guards. Lacking the tissue guard for the illustration at p. 295. Foxing and occasional offsetting from the illustrations throughout the pages. The book is sturdy. Complete. Item #39215
With thirty-two engravings on steel. A glimpse at the varying characteristics of the beautiful natural scenery of America.