Good. Item #7185
New York: John Wiley, 1859. Early American reprint. Octavo; publisher's brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt; xviii,-234,,4(ads)pp.; text illus. by the author throughout. Cloth rather scuffed and spine stiff with crude glue repair, shallow losses to both spine ends and corners bumped with some exposure; still, Good overall, and internally clean and sound.
Provenance: Faint pencil ownership signature of the notable Philadelphia art critic Earl Shinn (1838-1886) dated 1861 while Shinn was attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.