Augustus Ely SILLIMAN (1808-1884).
[two copies of:] A Gallop Among American Scenery: Or, Sketches of American Scenes and Military Adventure. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1881. Octavo (8 x 5 3/4in; 203 x 146mm). Pp.[i-vi[-viii; 1-]337[-338; i-ii] Wood-engraved frontispiece, title vignette and occasional illustrations, A.S. Barnes advert leaf for the book bound at the rear. (Some light spotting)
[copy 1:] reddish/brown cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt and black, lower cover blocked in blind, blue/white decorative endpapers, gilt edges.
[copy 2:] brown cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt and black, lower cover blocked in blind, brown/white decorative endpapers, gilt edges Two excellent, uncirculated, copies, in variant bindings, of the second expanded edition of a work that was first published in 1843.
According to the author, this second edition includes 'a number of chapters not in the first'. Subjects covered include travel, adventure and opinion in the early 19th century, including historical fiction set during the War of 1812.