Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. State A, but bound in blue cloth instead of black. The boards blind-stamped with a floral border enclosing an arabesque floral design. The spine is stamped in gilt and blind. At the top is an angel holding the Grail, followed by the title. At the bottom an vignette of Sir Owain, the lion and the serpent. Yellow coated endpapers. With the break in pagination at x: x, 13-414pp followed by 2pp publisher's catalogue. Illustrated in black and white. (Later states have colored illustrations.)
Cloth rubbed and the corners and worn, as are the spine tips. Inner hinges cracked but firm. Text block is in very good condition. All six illustrations called for are present. Four of the illustrations belong to Part I, the other two belong to Part II. We are grading this a good copy only because of the wear and rubbing to the binding, but the text block is in very good condition.
Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 14ff.
. Good. Item #21235