Boston, MA: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Very good- condition. Item #018493
8 pages of publisher's advertisement (dated August, 1853) followed by 336 pages of text. Original gilt and blind stamped and embossed blue cloth binding with moderate shelfwear, rubbing and fraying; protected in archival mylar. Minor to moderate foxing and soiling, with text block starting to separate in a few places. First American edition,1st printing, 1st binding. BAL 7614. Imprint of Boston Stereotype Foundry on copyright page. Pale yellow endpapers. The advertisements bound between the pale yellow front pastedown endpaper and the endpaper are dated August, 1853 listing this title as "Just Out" and without a price. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and six plates by Hammatt Billings. Bookseller's label on the inside front cover "N. Bangs Williams & Co." of Providence, RI.