Boston: Littell & Gay, later Littell, Son & Company, 1855. Hardcover. Important content on the lost Arctic voyagers of the Franklin Expedition; the Crimean War ("Who is to blame?"); and the slave trade in New York, according to a Captain Smith.
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 at spine, cloth a little sunned top edge. Very good overall. Item #20963