Boston: Littell & Gay, later Littell, Son & Company, 1856. Hardcover. Important Arctic content with 6 articles including two on Kane's exploration, the geography of the Arctic, the cruise of the "Vincennes", and a book review of 'The Last of the Arctic Voyages' by Sir Edward Belcher. Also Japanese content, including the treaty with Britain.
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, the spine slighlty worn, the foredge of cloth boards slightly sunned. Very good overall. Item #20967