Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. First Edition. First printing. Earliest (?) issue, with publisher's catalog at rear dated November, 1863. 12mo (7-1/8"); original blue-green embossed cloth boards; brown clay-coated endpapers, [i-viii],-468pp + 22pp publisher's catalog. Title page printed in red and black. A tight, straight and attractive copy, with just a hint of rippling to cloth on front and rear boards, two small spots of rubbing to rear joint; Very Good or better. Early presentation in pencil, "Stolen by D.L. Brownell from H.C. Brownell," undated, to first flyleaf. Blanck notes this title in several bindings; this is the green "Z" cloth, no priority given.
Early collection of Holmes's essays originally published in The Atlantic. Includes his two essays on the Stereoscope, "The Stereoscope and the Stereograph" and "Sun-Painting and Sun-Sculpture; with a Stereoscopic Trip Across the Atlantic." BAL 8829.