London: Richard Bentley, 1845. First Edition Thus. Half-Leather. The first one-volume edition, issued as volume 98 in Bentley's Standard Novels series. Originally issued in 3 vols by Bentley in 1844. Small octavo, bound in half black calf over marbled boards, spine panel nicely decorated in blind and ruled in gilt with in compartments, contrasting red leather title labels lettered in gilt, all edges marbled. Engraved frontispiece, vii, 581 pp. Bookplate and a small stamp from Aspley House, Beds.; a little bit of foxing and trifling wear to the binding; a very nice copy, solid and very good condition overall. Very Good. Item #922
¶ Based upon Sir Charles' visit to Western America in 1835, when he spent several weeks living with the Pawnee Indians.