Published by George and Charles Merriam, 1859. Leather Bound. Good. Springfield, MA: George and Charles Merriam, 1859. First illustrated edition. Leather bound. ccxxxvi, 1512 pp. Good. Spine cracked and worn with the first title label having only pieces remaining and the second with a small chip out of it. Front board torn at the joint, roughly two inches from the top and one inch from the bottom, still well attached. Offsetting on the title page from the frontispiece. Prelims brittle with multiple tears. Minor foxing throughout. Front free endpaper through title page attached with tape with prior owner's name plate attached to a following flyleaf. All illustrations at the beginning with page number for their respective entries. (Inventory #: 045641)
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