New York: Williams Brothers, 24 Ann-Street, 1848. First Edition thus. Half-bound leather. First edition thus. 8vo; 192pp; half-bound in brown calf over marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine; all edges marbles; tan endpapers; worn boards, chipping at head and tail of spine, marbled edges sunned, light diffuse foxing, a few pages with stains; binding tight; very good minus. Only located OCLC holding of this edition at Univ. of Colorado at Boulder.
Perhaps the first American edition of The Three Guardsmen, or what is also known as the Three Musketeers, first published in France in 1844. Other early editions were printed in the New York in 1849 by W. F. Burgess and in 1851 by H. Long. Dumas’ historical novel recounts the adventures of d’Artagnan, a young man who desired to join the elite French guard and his three companions, Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Very good. Item #1180