Homer, Winslow. Boston, MA: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1856. Hardcover. First Edition. vi, [i], 194 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to cover board, surrounded by an ornate frame, similar titling to spine. Considerable wear and bumping to covers and corners, small losses at head and foot of spine. All edges gilt. Age toning to endpapers, same toning to the interior pages, foxing throughout. Steele ngraved frontispiece portrait of Peabody that has offset on the title page. 17 tinted lithorgraphs pritned by J. H. Buford where Winslow Homer worked as an apprentice. Good.
Only printing of Winslow Homer's first book illustrations, which scholars identify as the following plates: "Lexington Monument, S. Danvers, and Residence of Hon. R.S. Daniels," and "Arch at Danversport, near the Baptist Church"