New York: S. & D.A. Forbes, Printers, 1830. 12mo. 192 pp. +  full-page woodcuts. Original publishers glazed boards (soiled but perfectly square and sound), edges sprinkled red (intermittent foxing throughout, most prominently opposite the rectos and versos of the engraved plates and on pastedowns and endpapers, final blank leaf with clean horizontal tear). Good. Item #4092
WITH WOODCUTS BY ALEXANDER ANDERSON (1775-1870), THE FATHER OF WOOD-ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS IN AMERICA.
The four Alexander Anderson woodcuts were engraved by [John] Roberts, who signed three of the four woodcuts. These woodcuts first appeared in 1802 (New York: Printed and sold by George F. Hopkins = Pomeroy no. 110a). It is unclear if Anderson was also responsible for the illustrations on our publisher's binding.
The present edition seems to be scarce in commerce: our copy appears to be the only one currently on the market. Certainly it is in much better condition than the Widener copy (15467.25.12) which is even more foxed than ours, and was rebound in ugly library buckram.
Pomeroy 1410. Checklist of American Imprints (1830) no. 3716.