New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860. First American edition. Hardcover. 572; 2pp. Large octavo [24 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title and blind stamped designs on the backstrip, and elaborately embossed boards. Brown endsheets. Illustrated. Good only. The underlying boards are exposed along the edges. There are small losses from the spine ends, and multiple splits in the cloth along the joints. Large areas of glue are visible on the backstrip and boards. The top and bottom edges of the text block are lightly stained. There is a bookseller's ink stamp on the verso of the front free endsheet. The text block is cracked multiple times. The pages are tanned. There is occasional light foxing throughout the pages. Complete. With the map at the front. There is a small piece of tape covering a closed tear in the map. Casada 42. Penzer p. 66. Item #36314
The American edition was published simultaneously with the British edition, and contains exactly the same matter.