Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1859. 8vo; VG hardcover without dust jacket; brown spine with gold text; book is ex-library; boards are severely age-toned and have tears to the spine and smudges; edges of the boards are rubbed and frayed; front paste down and free end -paper have plates; text block is severely tanned otherwise pages are legible;5 398p.
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2009. First Edition. Octavo; pp 426; G/paperback; white spine with green and gilt text; covers show moderate shelf wear to exterior; slight bumping to edges; faux flaps; text block has very light wear to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1832-1838. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print, raised bands, title banner torn away (inserted in book); Boards in marbled paper with brown leather corners and spine, fraying corners, spine caps torn away, torn along front and rear hinges, shelfwear and surface tears to paper and leather; Text block has speckled edges, cracking hinges, name plate on front pastedown, spotting to endpapers, text is clean and tight; “Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge”— title page; 2 volumes bound together, the first (1832), 151 pages, illustrated; the second (1838), 222 pages, illustrated.