Columbus, OH: Jacob H. Studer & Co., 1878. Hardbound. Red library buckram. 182 pp with 119 interleaved, tissue-guarded color lithographed plates, preceded (before the title page) by an extensive index of 8pp. Gilt page edges. Overall VG-. Some wear to cloth, including some ripping at top of spine. Ex-library, with bookplate, perforated and ink stamps on title page, and ink stamp on bottom page edges. Some tissue guards folded. Plate 3 is missing a corner (only affects margin, not image). A set of pages near the end is folded at the corner, with the crease most extreme on p 167, Plates are clean and intact. Item #127931.1
It seems as if this first printing from 1878 has the superior presentation of color plates compared to the later editions.
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