The book appears to be from the 1850's to the 1870's. This book is not dated but I am dating it from the publisher's catalog at the back which has examples of other James Miller children's books with 1865 example title page dates. 4-1/2 inches by 7 inches and bound in the publisher's embossed cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on both the front cover and on the spine. The slightly stained covers are well attached but the top half of the backstrip is detached on one side, almost fully detached on the other side and has a split across it's width. The gilt lettering and decorations are still bright. 187 clean, crisp and tightly bound pages followed by 6 pages of sample title pages from the publisher's other books. There are a few illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 11267
Title: Han's Andersen's Story Book with a Memoir By...
Publisher: James Miller
Publication Date: 1865
Binding: Decorative Cloth Hardcover
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: Early Printing
Book Description C. S. Francis, New York, 1849. Book Condition: Good. First American Edition, First Issue. Contemporary three-quarter calf, cloth. Spine and corners rubbed; short cracks in joints repaired; lacking one leaf (pp.15/16) in part 1 (Howitt's memoir). Bookseller Inventory # 004181