The Friend: Religious and Literary Journal, Vol. XXV, Philadelphia, printed by Kite & Walton, Ninth Month 20, 1851 to Ninth Month 11, 1852, First Edition. Weekly issues bound in half leather over marbled boards, 4to (28 cm), [vi with index] 414 pp.
Articles include Assyrian archaeology and the ruins of Nineveh, "Richard Shackleton's Letters," "The Minot Rock Lighthouse," the search for Sir John Franklin in the Arctic, world disasters and local weather, slavery, destruction of the whale-ship Ann Alexander by a sperm whale, "Pompeii," an expedition to Khartoum, obituaries, and much more.
Good: covers well worn with spine title plate missing, minor po markings throughout with more extensive scribbling on endpapers, closed tears and some misbound edges with no loss, numbers 33-34 and 36 very tanned.