RURAL LIFE IN AMERICA; or Summer and Winter in the Country.
New York / Boston: J.C. Derby / Phillips, Sampson, 1856. Second edition, retitled. Octavo, original green cloth, sides decorated in blind, spine in gilt, cream endpapers. , iv, (5)-285,  pp. Frontispiece illustration nicely hand-coloured. as issued. Spine very lightly sunned with slight wear to tips; tan spots to rear cover; endpapers darkened from binding materials; half inch crack to front inner hinge, front free endpaper has a small corner chip and a contemporary ink inscription; considerable foxing to front fly leaf, frontispiece, and title leaf; text has scattered foxing and soil spots; VG copy otherwise. A novel, previously published by Derby in 1854 as HERMIT'S DELL.: from the Diary of a Penciller, and under the author's own name. Wright II, 2691.