New York: Nelson and Phillips, (1875). Four Illustrations. 12mo. Brown cloth stamped in black and gold. Yellow endpapers. Binding is sturdy. Cloth is rubbed away on one inch section on bottom edge of back cover. Extremities rubbed. Page edges of text block have a few small stains and show some soiling. A few finger smudges and light soil on prelims.
Back free endpaper missing. Overall a tight, sturdy, respectable good to very good copy. Item #666
"In the orthography of words belonging to the extreme northern regions we have used the simplest form, supported by good literary authority, following mainly that of Professor Dall, of the Smithsonian Institution, in his standard work on Alaska. Thus, we have Esquimo, used in a collective and individual sense, Kamchatka, Bering, etc.; words more grateful to the eye, more easily written, and more readily spoken than in their old forms. Though mainly secular in character, our book will yet be found, we are persuaded, decidedly healthy in moral tone, and, in some of its chapters, of marked religious interest. It has been written for our young people, and from this stand-point the author wishes it to be judged,"