London: John Murray, 1853. First edition. Hardcover. Plus pp. of ads. Engraved frontispiece; engraved title; 6 engraved plates.
Original cloth with gilt vignette on upper board of a bison. Gilt spine title.
Slight spotting to the cloth else a near fine copy with clean text and plates. Neat ownership name on front pastedown and on title dated in the year of publication.
Palliser was a young man from England who chronicles his first trip to the New World, primarily a hunting trip on the Plains. His adventures include a meeting with General Tom Thumb, Indians and a great variety of wild animals.
Scarce in original cloth. Howes P43. Sabin 58333. Graff 3168. Wagner-Camp 228. Very good. Item #4975