H. Bailliere. London. 1843.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9.1 x 6.2 inches). A very good copy which is illustrated with 35 full page hand coloured and 5 black and white engravings, including several of Native Americans after George Catlin, and 90 wood engraved text illustrations. The book collates as per the list of plates with the addition of the frontispiece, Native of New Zealand, not called for in the list. A set of six large maps were issued separately, at a price of 15 shillings, to accompany this work but they are seldom found with copies of this work and the book is complete without them. A few pages with minor marks but overall a very clean and fresh copy, finely recently bound in half dark blue Morocco leather. Raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Red title label, gilt. Blue cloth on the boards. All edges marbled. A very good copy.