New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1851. Later printing. Hardcover. 208pp. Duodecimo [17.5 cm] Decoratively embossed brown cloth over boards, with a 1/2" wide x 1/4" deep loss from the head of the backstrip, chipping to the cloth at the foot of the backstrip, and bumping to the corners of the covers. Sporadic foxing within. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his ex-libris plate on the front pastedown. Very good. Item #55517
A philosophical romance which explores the futility of the human search for happiness.