New York: A. Harthill & Co, 1860. Hardcover. Bound volume with the first number of this scarce publication, 26 issues in all, the first dated October 6, 1860, and the last dated March 30, 1861.
Contents include 'Young America, A lecture delivered by Henry Ward Beecher', at the Cooper Institute, November 19, 1860 (pp 174-175); 'Lecture on Electric Light', by Professor Faraday (pp 204-205); 'A Lecture on Life in the Arctic Regions', by Bayard Taylor, Hope Chapel December 17, 1860 (pp 252 - 253); 'Lecture on the Equatorial Mountains of Africa' by P. du Chaillu, New York Geographical Society, January 1, 1861 (pp 282-283). du Chaillu is recognized as the first modern non African to confirm the existence of gorillas; and an early detective story, 'Recollections of a London Detective, No. 1, The Dramatic Author' (pp 340- 342).
Large 4to, 416pp. Quarter black leather and black buckram boards. Rear board detached, front board attached at lower edge by amateur stitching; spine chipped. Early and late pages dusty, ruffled. As is. WorldCat records only electronic copies. Item #25060