New York: G.P. Putnam, 1853.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. viii, 366 pp, with 19 steel-engraved plates (portraits and views of the authors' homes), 14 wood-engraved vignettes (of which 7 are printed in color), and 16 facsimiles. A handsome copy in publisher's full morocco with stamped decoration and raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Some scuffing to the leather, occasional light foxing; else very clean and sound. Includes chapters on Audubon, Paulding, Irving, Bancroft, Bryant, Dana, Prescott, Sedgwick, Cooper, Everett, Emerson, Simms, Longfellow, Hawthorne, Webster, Kennedy, and Lowell. The chapter on Emerson also includes some discussion of Thoreau, who "lives in the berry-pasture upon a bank over Walden Pond, and in a little house of his own building." BAL 1345; Bennett p. 58.