New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. 1st Edition. Original cloth. Octavo. 366 pages. Very Good+. Bound in original dark green cloth over boards with spine and upper board stamped in black and gilt. Some rubs and minor fading to cloth covers, a few shallow bumps to board fore corners and spine ends. Hinges not cracked. Housed custom cloth and board folder in half morocco slipcase.
A very nice first edition of one of the most important books in American literature. Hemingway believed that "American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” This copy has the important issue points at pages (13), 57, and 143. A very handsome copy.