New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 2-321, ,  (pages of publisher's advertisements),  pp. Blue cloth with gold lettering on the front board and spine, decorations in black and gold on the front board. With floral endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five black and white plates by W.L. Sheppard. A Reverend's recollection of his travels and missionary work across North America. Pierson was interested in observing the culture of different regions in the United States. Reverend Pierson primarily describes the southwest here, but also discusses Georgia before the Civil War, including a description of nineteenth-century Black-American funeral customs (one of the plates depcits a Black-American funeral), and a description of Haiti. Very Good+. Item #000010217
A Very Good or better book with minor rubbing to the front board and a contemporary name on the first blank leaf.