New York: Appleton, 1863. Hardcover. Illustrated half title with wonderful chromolithograph of prospector working with a pickax along a stream, the illustration within an elaborate gilt and red patterned border, and additional engraved plates. Alice Haven (1827 - 1863) was an American writer and magazine editor who ran the Philadelphia magazine 'Neal's Saturday Gazette and Lady's Literary Museum', after the death of her husband.
12mo, 214pp, color half title, pp advertisements. Original green gilt cloth, slightly rubbed at spine ends; light scattered fox spotting throughout. An inscription at the ffe, "Henry M. W. Eastman, from his Mother, Christmas 1863" Very good condition. Item #3635