New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1849. First American Edition. Item #1199
Second Printing. Octavo; bound in publisher's purple 'A' cloth stamped in gilt on the spine, with yellow clay-coated endpapers and double flyleaves; pp. i-xii, 13-390, with advertisements paginated i-iv, 1-11, 14, 1-2. Cloth faded several shades at the spine, with gilt titling dulled but still legible; contemporary inscription at the top of the title page, a few spots of soiling to the panels, with marginal soiling to the pastedowns and endpapers and light foxing to the preliminary and terminal leaves; certainly the better end of Very Good, completely unrestored, and without chipped or tears to the binding. A pleasing copy of the author's fifth book, housed in a lovely quarter Morocco-bound clamshell case. BAL 13660.