New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1870. Hardcover. Small 4to. Quarter calf with gilt lettering and compartments and marbled paper over boards. iv, 752pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 2 tissue-guarded steel-engraved portraits. Very good. Some edgewear, rubbing and scuffing to calf, mainly at corners and head/tail of darkened spine; some age toning and mild wear to endpapers, though internally near fine. Item #45769
First edition, tight and nice, of the ninth volume of this annual compilation of just about everything -- internally tight and bright and near fine. Text in two-column format. Discreet ex-library, with very few markings.