New York: J.G. Wells, 1859. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , iv-xii, , 18-336, , 4-21 (pages of publisher's advertisements),  pp. Brown cloth with gold lettering and decorations on the front board and spine. Brown endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with two color folding maps and one folding plate, with twenty-five full-page portraits of important participants in the First Italian War for Independence, one of several conflicts in the Italian Unification. Giuseppe Garibaldi is depicted, with Alexander the II of Russia, Frederick William of Prussia, and a few other generals from the Austrian and Italian armies are depicted as well. The engravings show scenes of the countryside, Sardinian soliders, a scene from Napoleon's camp, and other historically interesting visuals. The history spans from 1848 through 1849, covering the significant battles of the war. A nice copy of one of the little-told stories of Europe. Very Good+. Item #000010052
A Very Good or better copy with minor foxing to the pageblock and the boards' corners gently rubbed through.