Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1856. Profusely illustrated with full page plates and with in text drawings.
First edition. Two volumes.
Octavo, three-quarter blue smooth calf over marbled boards, spine heavy gilt with raised bands, red morocco gilt lettered labels, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Front cover expertly repaired, spines slightly browned, light rubbing at spine ends, some very occasional foxing, bookplates on front endpaper, rear free endpapers are loose and show glue marks, albeit a nice set.