New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 459 pp. , 4 pp. of advertisements. Bound in green publisher's cloth with decorations stamped in black and gilt on the front and rear boards and spine. Lettering in gilt on the front board and spine. Profusely illustrated with several woodcuts and steel engravings throughout the text, of notable New Englanders and historical landmarks of New England (including Captain John Smith, Fort George, Nathaniel Hawthorne's childhood residence, etc.). Includes two plates and a frontispiece, each with a tissue guard, as well as a full-page map of the region. A lovely example of a late nineteenth-century publisher's binding, profusely illustrated, discussing one of the most historically significant regions of the United States. Very Good+. Item #00008034
A Very Good+ book with occasional foxing to the tissue guards, a small abrasion from the removal of a label on the front pastedown, and an occasional spot of rubbing to the extremities.