Baltimore: Kelly, Hedian and Piet, 1860. First US edition. Hardcover. Poor. Item #23482 .
12mo. 192pp. Green embossed cloth with remnants of gilt on the spine. Lacks front free endpaper. Textblock generally soiled, cloth soiled with a piece lacking on the upper board, boards warped. Only a poor copy, but scarce.
We have marked this as a first US edition. There is an abbreviated mention of a Benziger Brother edition of 1858, but this is likely a misprint. Benziger did print this title much later in several printings. It also appears that some of the text was published serially earlier. Reviews of various publisher guides of the period have not resolved this issue completely, but we believe that the preponderance of the evidence is that this 1860 edition is the first US edition.