New York: Lea and Blanchard, 1842. 1st US edition in book form (Edgar & Vail, p. 20; Smith AMERICAN 5, pp. 184 - 185; Wilkins, p. 20. Cf. Gimbel A63). 12, , iv,  - 323 pp. Text double-column. Adverts 1st 12 pp. Frontispiece. Engraved t.p. Inserted plates engraved by Yaeger & 51 intratextual cuts. Tall 8vo. ~ 10-3/8" x 6-5/8". Dark brown vertically ribbed cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine & boards stamped in blind (professionally recased). Spine gilt dull. Slight lean. Modest shelf wear. Usual bit of foxing & staining to paper. A solid VG copy. Item #4404.4
Published 20 December 1841, this copy with an 1841 ownership signature to a preliminary blank.