Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1838 . 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; cf Smith AMERICAN 3, pp. 88 - 98). [vi] - xii, 13 - 212 pp. Text double column, and from the 1839 edition. 24 inserted plates. 9-3/8" x 6". Recently rebound in quarter-bound brown leather spine with gilt stamped lettering and design, with marbled paper covered boards. Light chipping and creasing to title page and preliminary pages, with 1838 title leaf beginning to detach along gutter. Light age toning and foxing to leaves. Period pos of 'Sarah P DuBois' to top margin of p. 13. Illustrations in VG+ condition, with the exception of p. 143, which has evidence of previous tape repair. Binding - Fine; Text - VG. Item #13941.3
Includes two title pages, from the 1838 edition as well as the 1839 edition, with this latter having the Lea & Blanchard imprint. Please note, printed text conforms to the 1839 edition.