Early printing (copyright 1835.) Illustrated with many engraved plates, plus smaller decorative figures. It is interesting to note that a contemporary Methodist review found this book (with "its enormous price") to be lacking in piousness and in fact, at one point, the reviewer even wondered if the "Protestant Christian author" was not a Jesuit in disguise. 607 pp plus errata page. Marblized endpapers. Fair condition only in full brown leather (significant rubbing and wear to leather binding and to the gilt decorations and titling on the spine, tidemarks on many pages, especially the earlier pages, foxing and offsetting throughout, although the binding . .
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