Publication: W and R Chambers, 1850, Edinburgh
7 1/2" x 4 3/4," housed in stiff gray boards with title label affixed. 7 chapters, pp., contents. The fourth volume in this popular series aimed at satisfying the literary appetite of "higher minded" people. "These Papers are mainly addressed to that numerous class whose minds
have been educated by the improved schooling, and the popular lectures and publications, of the last twenty years, and who may now be presumed to crave a higher kind of Literature than can be obtained through the existing cheap periodicals. They will embrace History, Archseology,
Biography, Science, the Industrial and Fine Arts, the leading topics in Social Economy, together with Criticism, Fiction, Personal Narrative, and other branches of Elegant Literature." his volume includes "The Bourbon Family," "Every-day Life of the Greeks," "Science of the Sunbeam, "Sir Robert Peel," and "California," which describes the gold rush. Title page split from binder but still attached 1" at bottom. Pages fragile and with light chipping to some page edges.
Inventory Number: 37406