D. Appleton & Company. New York. 1852.
FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (6.8 x 4.7 inches). 301 & 261pp. Issued in Appleton's popular Library series. Neat previous owners inscription on the title page of volume one and later neat inscriptions, dated 1943, on the front blank endpapers of both volumes. Clean copies throughout. Finely bound, by Zaehnsdorf, in attractive late nineteenth century half dark brown morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bookplates of the Bibliographer Charles Plumtre Johnson mounted onto each front paste down. ---- Includes essays on many subjects including; Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton -- Railway novels -- Drama of the French Revolution -- Robert Southey -- Dean Swift -- Reminiscences of Coleridge and Southey by Cottle -- John Keats -- Sporting in Africa -- Captain Peel in the Nubian Desert. -- History of Spanish literature. -- Arctic expeditions. -- Dickens and Thackeray: David Copperfield and Athur Pendennis. -- The autobiography of a Chartist. -- Uncle Tom's cabin. -- The Blithedale romance.