Octavo, xvi, 372pp. Gray cloth, title on spine, heavily rubbed. Stated second edition on title page. Frontispiece portrait opposite title page. Foxing throughout. Ownership signature of Robert Dale Owen on title page.
Comments: Robert Dale Owen is best remembered as the founder of the Smithsonian Institution. As a member of congressional delegation from Indiana, he pushed legislation through congress founding the Smithsonian and served on the first Board of Regents.