London; Smith, Elder and Co. 1861. First edition. Large 8vo. 405pp. Bound in publisher's embossed bottle green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine. Blindtamped borders to boards. Mudie's Library label affixed to upper front board. Scuffed and bumped to extremities, with some fraying and parting of the cloth to the spine ends. Bumped to corners and with a 1cm strip of loss to the foredge of the front board, nevertheless shows quite nicely and is strong and durable enough to merit the description "Very Good." Internally clean with a few thumb marks here and there. Glazed yellow endpapers. Engraved frontis. Illustrated with attractive full page plates depicting sights seen during a circumnavigation in the Russian corvette "Rynda." Item #40481
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