Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1881. Illustrated. First Edition. Signed presentation from Toland on a front blank page: “To Hugh and Alvira Glassell, With best wishes of their friend the author, M.B.M. Toland.” Mary Bertha McKenzie [1825?-1895] was married to Hugh Huger Toland [1806-1880] a San Franciscan physician and surgeon and a founder of the Toland Medical College in 1862, eventually transferred to the University of California. Books signed by M.B.M. Toland are uncommon. 8vo., pictorial blue cloth, stamped in gilt & black, all edges gilt; 117 pages. Item #57311
Very Good (covers bright, little wear edges; small nick to top of front gutter; contents clean & tight with little occasional foxing).