Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1853. Hard Cover. Good binding. Item #4901
12mo. , 490 pp. Early reprint. As issued in blue embossed cloth; heavily worn at the extremities including fraying at the corners and spine ends; soiling to the binding; early tidelines to the the corners of the much of the textblock--fairly faint and limited to the margins, only. Early armorial bookplate of one Charles W. Porter on the front pastedown. An unsurprising apology for domestic slavery. Uncommon, even in contemporary reprints. Howes H-214; Sabin 65736 (first edition).