New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. Original publisher’s blind- stamped cloth, printer’s device in gilt on front cover. 463 pp. plus advertisements.
Binder's copy. Cloth spine covering gone so boards detached. Stamp and (attractive but frankly threatening) bookplate of Henry von Wackerbarth of Chicago. Some foxing and spotting throughout. Strip torn away at top of title page, text not affected.
This is an uncommon first edition of English poet and socialite Lady Wortley's travel memoir of the young United States. A good, clean copy despite binding issues. (Howes W687). Fair. Item #1718