NY: Sheldon & Co., 1863. First edn. 8vo, pp. 526 + adv. Bound in publisher's cloth, a very good copy. Wright II. 2446. Item #20019
Any book with the name Marion Harland attached to it (pseudonym of Mrs. Edward Payson Terhune, wife of a prominent clergyman) commanded immediate attention among average American families [Aresty, p. 278].