New York: B. Frodsham, 1861.
First edition. Superbly bound by Edward Walker in full red morocco with ornate gilt leaf and vine pattern surrounding a central oval frame with lavish crown design on both covers, gilt spine. Exquisite gauffered edges, expertly stamped design on all three edges over smooth and finely gilt pages. Signed in gilt pallet on front pastedown, "Bound by Edward Walker & Sons, New York." A lovely binding by probably the greatest American binder of the period, not only because of his technical expertise, but also because of his book on bookbinding. Some marginal wear, but a very nice copy of quite a lovely binding.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #3397