Philadelphia: William W. Harding, No. 326 Chestnut Street, 1868. Illuminated Edition. Hardcover. An impressive binding patented during the Civil War, with heavily embossed gilt and black highlighted 17th century style boards, the brown leather with scrolled gilt ivy decorations. Patent label for book cover at front paste down: "Book Cover Patented, July 5th, 1864. October 17th, 1863".
Tall 4to, frontispiece, 668pp,  pp, 12 leaves of plates. All edges gilt. Each page has an ornamental border printed in blue or red. Plates signed "CNP" and "Parmelee."
Rubbed at base of spine, short split along front lower spine at front board. Internally, very good condition, bright and clean. OCLC: 316835585 records 4 copies. Good + condition. Item #24552