Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. Original brown ribbed cloth, elaborately decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Bookplate on pastedown, November 1855 ownership inscription on free endsheet, some small nicks to spine ends; a very good or better copy in half calf clamshell box. First U.S. edition, first printing, with the requisite typographical features detailed in BAL. With the inserted 12pp. catalogue, dated "November, 1855," at the rear. Although the generous first printing consisted of 5250 copies, those remaining in agreeable condition are hardly the norm. BAL 12112. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 66. (Inventory #: WRCLIT76485)
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