Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First American Edition. First printing, with all points specified in the Ticknor & Fields bibliography: "Metcalf & Co." on verso of title page and "3" at head of p.3. 16mo (19cm). In original brown publisher's cloth with the Ticknor stamp to boards, titled in gold on spine; yellow endpapers; 48-page Ticknor catalogue at rear;  3-216, 48pp. A tight, clean copy, with minor wear and occasional contemporary pencil annotations: Very Good.
The second edition of October 1850 can be differentiated from this edition by the names of the stereotypers on the verso of the title page; the first edition of July 1850 was not stereotyped. TICKNOR & FIELDS A183b.