Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition. Hardcover. 631 pp. Bound in brown cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on the spine and the front board. Illustrated by various artists, with three or four by the author himself. In all the volume includes 328 illustrations. 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 gilt publishers device on spine (the rest of the gilt is bright and unrubbed), evidence of a tiny repair to the rear pastedown, touch of wear to the tips.