San Francisco: A. Roman, Bookseller and Publisher, 1860. Original cloth. Octavo. 348 pages pages. Very Good. Bound in brown pebbled cloth over boards with blind-stamped ornament on both boards, gilt-stamped spine titles, yellow endpapers. Chipping to cover layer of cloth along head of spine up to about 3/8". Gilt spine titles darkened. Shallow chips to heel of spine. Charming old prior ownership names, bookplate on front endpapers. Attractive contemporaneous gift inscription on preliminary blank leaf, datelined San Francisco. Hinges remain sound.
Unusual San Francisco imprint of Edward Everett's biography of Washington, originally commissioned by the Encyclopaedia Britannica. See BAKER #386.