Boston: Littell & Gay, later Littell, Son & Company, 1860. Hardcover. Interesting content on 'An Arctic Boat Journey', by Isaac Hayes, the account of the Arctic search mission for the lost Frankliln expedition; also China (the Bruce War and rejection of the ultimatum); and oil in Pennsylvania (good times for whales).
Littell's Living Age was a magazine that comprised sophisticated selections from various British and American magazines and newspapers, a "Reader's Digest" of it's day. It was generally published on a weekly basis for almost a century, from 1844 to 1941. It was also often the first US publication of serialized stories by important mid-19th century authors such as Trollope. 8vo, approximately 800 pp, bound in original pebbled black morocco with brown boards, gilt title & decoration on raised bands. Generally a little rubbed, small perforation one inch from base of spine. Internally, pages 3 to 26 excised; pp27-30 loose but present. Very good overall. Item #20959