Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , iv-xvi, 17-631,  (page of publisher's advertisements),  pp. Bound in brown cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on the spine and the front board. Illustrated by two frontispieces, several full-page illustrations, and numerous in-text illustrations (in all 328 illustrations in the volume). Illustrated by various artists, with three or four by the author himself. BAL 3386. Ahearn APG 029d. First edition, second state (with frontispiece captioned "Titian's Moses"). A very handsome copy, becoming difficult to find in such fine condition. Near Fine. Item #00006050
Simple gift inscription "To the boys" dated 1881 on the free front endpaper, few hints of rubbing to the extremities, evidence of a tiny repair to the rear pastedown.