Boston: Littell & Gay, later Littell, Son & Company, 1855. Hardcover. Important content consisting of 5 articles on China including a long book review of 'The Chinese Empire' by M. Huc titled 'M. Huc's Travels in China', and 'Fishbourne's Impressions of China'; as well as Arctic content on the Franklin Expedition and Dr. Rae's report; and the death of Czar Nicholas.
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, front board a bit sunned, a bit spotted. Internally, very good. Very good overall. Item #20965