Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, [nd. but ca. 1862 or 3]. Large octavo. Original cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. A very good copy. Item #WRCLIT27015
First American edition, first or very early impression, of L'ELAIREUR, probably based on the Ward, Lock yellowback edition published in Britain. Includes a prefatory essay about Aimard, popularly known as the French Fenimore Cooper, reprinted from BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY. The NUC assigns dates of 1862, 1863 and 1875 to editions published by Peterson; the preponderance of ads for soldier's manuals and the like in this copy suggests one of the two earlier dates.