Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853.
Octavo, 13.5 x 19.5 cm, 336pp.
An early printing from 1853, the original year of publication; "Tenth Thousand" is stated on the title page. Bound in original tan cloth stamped in gilt and decorated in blind. Binding worn around the edges with some minor loss at the spine ends; spine slightly cocked; joints and hinges intact; one gathering mildly loosened about 1/3 of the way into the text block. Ownership stamp to the front free endpaper; rear free endpaper torn with the upper corner missing. A small, dark stain on the next inside page at rear, also affecting the rear paste-down with mild offsetting to the last several pages. Pages age-toned with occasional smudges and stains. Good condition.