New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1877. Hardcover. Small 4to. Quarter black calf with gilt spine lettering and compartments, marbled paper over boards. 442pp. Very good. Mild edgewear, else internally tight and near fine. Item #45763
Handsome first edition of the concluding volume of this massive annual compilation of (to cite each volume's title page) "Important Events... Political, Civil, Military, and Social Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture and Mechanical Industry" -- just about everything in America, in other words. Text in two-column format. An invaluable tool to using this useful reference.