J. Buffum, 1855. FIRST EDITION, thus. Blindstamped brown cloth, gilt spine title & design, engraved Brown book boards - some fading on book boards, some fraying chipping and cracking on top and spine. Gold gilt lettering and design on spine. Book is shaken and cocked somewhat. Some staining on upper right hand corner of pages to page 37 but then fades away. Some pencil writing on endpapers. The binding is separate on page 168. 1-168 is pulled to one side, 169 and on is attached to back book boards. The pages are together with original string binding just not attached to the spine cover. Great stories and poems! Town & Country, or Life at Home and Abroad, Without & Within Us. Lovely Poems and Stories including: Saved by Kindness; A welcome song to Spring; The Hope of the Fallen; What is truth?; Mt. Vernon and The Tomb of Washington; I change but in Dying; The Warriors Bride; The Widow's Story; The Summer Shower; The Homeward Bound; The Bandbox Movement; Little Nelly (with engraving); The Disinherited; We shall all be happy soon; The seasons are beautiful; and, many many more. Over 369 pages, plus Ads in back.