Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1841. First American Edition. Octavo (25cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, pictorial gilt-lettered spine; (ads),vi,-370,(ads)pp.; engraved frontispiece and added title page, 30 leaves of plates. Extremities scuffed with brief exposure at corners, chipping at spine ends, cloth slightly soiled and rather toned, especially at spine, a few signatures proud, plates slightly browned, childish contemporary pencil scribbles to rear endpapers. Still, overall Very Good and sound. Contributors include Catherine Gore ("The Chaperone and the Debutante"), Leigh Hunt ("The Conductor"), and Wiliam Thackeray ("The Fashionable Authoress" and "Captain Rook and Mr. Pigeon").