Boston: Phillips Sampson and Company, 1858. viii, 373, [3 (blank)] pp. Vignette title leaf + 8 inserted plates. 12mo. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & boards stamped in blind (BAL Binding A). Advert eps ["Works of Permanent Value"]. 1st edition, 1st printing (BAL 8781; Currier & Tilton, pp. 69 - 74). Light wear, with a bit of modest chipping to spine crown. Overall, a nice VG+ copy of this landmark title of 19th C American Literature. Item #32547
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