Philadelphia: George R. Graham & Co. 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; 380, 332; Illustrated with thirty-six engravings of which four are hand colored; half brown calf and marbled boards lettered in gilt, marbled end papers;. One leaf p307-308 is missing the bottom 2 inches; previous owner's name else very good. Item #15454
Among the many contributor are Henry David Thoreau, James Fenimore Cooper, Wm. Gilmore Simms, Frank Forester, Bayard Taylor & William Cullen Bryant Contains "Thomas Carlyle and His Works" by Henry David Thoreau, "Life in New York" by Frances S. Osgood, "Midshipman's Farewell" (a poem) by Mrs. Cornelia Da Ponte, "Song" by William Cullen Bryant, "Law and Love" by Ichabod Jones "Singleton Snippe" by Joseph C. Neal, "The Oath of Marion" by Charles J. Peterson, "Heart Struggles" (a poem) by Mrs. Jane C. Campbell, "Fanny" (a poem) by Mrs. Mary Sumner, "The Islets of the Gulf" Parts 1-14, by James Fenimore Cooper, Game Birds of America and more etc. The plates range from views, e.g. Pittsburg, to fashion plates, and American Indians.