1858. Item #75557
WILMER, Lambert A. THE LIFE, TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF FERDINAND DE SOTO, DISCOVERER OF THE MISSISSIPPI. Philadelphia: J. T. Lloyd, 1858. First edition. Illustrated: "Steel Engravings by John & Saml. Sartain, Philadelphia. The illustrations, designed and engraved on wood, by J. W. Orr and R. Tefler, New York;" six steel engraved plates, plus eight full-page wood-engravings and many others throughout the text. Octavo: [iv],532 pp. Publisher's binding of purple cloth, blocked in blind on sides, gilt-stamped title to spine. Pencil ownership on ffep. and ex-library: nineteenth-century bookplate on front pastedown, two small blind-stamped seals within, and no external marks. Cloth is sunned at spine, with some irregular chipping at either end, and is worn at corners. Very clean within. It is a sound copy whose condition is very good plus.