Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1854.
First Edition. Hardcover. 7 7/8" X 5 1/8". xvi, [i], 18-353pp, plus twenty pages of ads. Presents nicely in protective archival jacket. Green cloth over boards, embossed in blind with the North Star stamped in gilt to upper board and spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Moderate edgewear to binding, with corners bumped and split, small tears and chipping to head and tail of spine, and scattered rubbing. Pencilled note to clipped front free endpaper. Foxing quite prevalent to pages throughout. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Binding is firm and sound. Aside from foxing, pages are unmarked. A solid, presentable, and handsome first edition of Rev. John Overton Choules' account of the travels of railroad magnate and one of the wealthiest men in American history Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794–1877) aboard his yacht North Star with his family in the year 1853, illustrated throughout in several tissue-guarded plates. Good. Item #5301