Philadelphia, PA: Key, Mielke & Biddle, 1832. First Edition. Original leather boards have been re-spined in period brown leather, four raised bands, and black leather label with gilt titling. 8.25" x 5", vii 2 - 332 with two full page illustration plates. Previous owner name, indecipherable on title page, foxing or vertical tide mark lends wave through the center of most pages. Original boards rubbed and scraped, newly rebacked with original end papers. Good +. Item #2958
"During the campaign of Moscow, Barbin, a young grenadier of the ex-guards, received from the hands of a Cossack a thrust with a lance at the posterior part of the head, towards the center of lambdoidal suture." (p105).