New York City: Harper & Brothers, 1870. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Good / No Jacket, As Issued. Item #009664
Tall 8vo., (9),10-229pp., (4 pp. ads) First American Edition published just after the British Edition in the same year. Publisher's original dark brown pebbled cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Frontis of the author, (lacking tissue guard). In-text illustrations by W. Small. Double-column text. Square and tight. Some minor toning to page edges and light scattered foxing. Wear to edges, spine ends and tips with loss of cloth. A few minor spots of discoloration. First front end-paper excised. Not perfect but a decent collectable copy at a great price. (Hubin p. 88).