Boston: William Simonds, 1849. 1st appearance of Alger's piece (Bennett, p. 261; Gardner, p. 486). 1st volume edition, BFTP, of the PICTORIAL NATIONAL LIBRARY. iv,  - 384 pp. Alger's work: pp 240 - 241 [November issue]. Text printed double column. Volume ilustrated with cuts & plates. Tall 8vo. 10" x 6-1/2". Dark brown cloth binding with gilt stamped spine & gilt device to each board. AEG. Gilt bright. Square & tight. Light shelfwear, including two minute holes to front joint cloth. Period pos, bookplate & binder's ticket [J. R. Simonds / Boston] to front eps. Withal, a Nr Fine copy. Item #21696.1
One of Alger's earliest appearances in print, when he is still but a lad of 17. Quite uncommon.