Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1882. Hardcover. 8vo. Red pebble-grained cloth with black and gilt lettering, rules, decorations ornate pictorial stamping. xviii, 558pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous full-page plates and maps, small graphics and maps, brown floral decorative endpapers. Very good. While internally tight, bright and fine, binding spine (only) shows light sunning and miniscule chipping at head and tail. Item #44119
A superbly bright and handsome early printing of this hefty 1881 juvenile text, which James I. Robertson Jr. critiques: "Coffin, a gifted writer and non-military observer, compiled this superior travelogue during his extensive travels in both theaters; very heavy on social scenes." This large tome is rarely found in such lovely condition. NEVINS I, 71.