Philadelphia: H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, 1859. Octavo. Frontispiece, engraved title and plates. Original red morocco, the covers carved with a wide floral border, the front with inset oval title panel in cream morocco, lettered in gilt, the rear cover with central oval containing a cream morocco banner with title gilt-lettered, gilt-lettered on spine, all edges gilt. Slight wear at corners, lightly rubbed. Item #400607
A fine decorated American publisher's binding. Timothy Shay Arthur was a prolific 19th-Century American author, best known for his 'Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There ' (1854), his diatribe against drinking.